Video – Fourth time lucky…?

Crews to try again as GM stack stands defiant. Preparations are underway for a fourth attempt to demolish the smokestack at the former GM transmission plant. Three attempts to implode the smokestack earlier this week were unsuccessful after a malfunction. John Revell, Windsor’s chief building official, said, “The smokestack itself is incredibly strong. It’s got…Read moreRead more

Video – Column of Cats on Canadian bridge…

Five excavators’ worth of bridge-munching power. On July 19th Transport Quebec sent heavy equipment to demolish the Avenue St-Charles overpass so that they could build a new bridge so that the city could service the ever growing population of Vaudreuil. This excellent video captures the action.

Video – If at first you don’t succeed…

Multiple attempts fail to drop smokestack. A planned demolition of the smokestack at the former GM transmission plant Monday afternoon was delayed after multiple attempts to bring down the behemoth failed. As part of the ongoing demolition of the plant, a controlled implosion of the plant’s smokestack was planned for 2 p.m., and dozens had…Read moreRead more

Video – Penny for thoughts on new Hitachi…

UK debut for Zaxis high reach. The first Hitachi ZX350LC-5 high-reach demolition excavator in the UK was used by RM Penny (Plant Hire & Demolition) to demolish a four-storey office block in Wolverhampton earlier this year. The machine has a reach of 23 metres and can carry a maximum tool weight of 3,000 kg.

Video – Windmill eats Sausage Bridge…

Time-lapse captures overnight bridge removal. A few weeks back, we brought you the news that the “sausage bridge” over the M62 motorway was coming down, courtesy of Windmill Group. Well, the bridge is down and now – thanks to Knowsley Council – we have the video evidence to prove it:

Video – Bruce stack dropped…

Blast fells disused Canadian chimney. Ontario Power Generation has carried out the demolition of the 100 metre stack of the Bruce Bulk Steam plant on the Bruce nuclear site north of Kincardine, Ontario, Canada. Check out the video below:

Video – Barnsley says farewell to bridge…

Demolition starts to remove Kendray Bridge. Work has started to demolish a 30-year-old bridge in Barnsley in preparation for a £41 million revamp of the town centre. Kendray Street bridge is the first structure to be knocked down to allow for the redevelopment, which includes a new town square, library and a refurbished market.

Video – Swiss roll silo…

Video captures implosion of woodchip silo and lift tower in Solothurn canton. We very rarely feature demolition works from Switzerland – The country is seemingly too clean and noise-averse to allow anything as crass as demolition to take place within its borders. But we now have an exception to that rule in the shape of…Read moreRead more

Video – Supermodel at work in pool…

Look very closely; all is not as it seems. A Liebherr 960 excavator equipped with a hydraulic hammer breaking out a swimming pool. Nothing out of the ordinary there…or is there? Remarkably, the film you’re about to watch features a scale model excavator and attachments. But the breaking and attchment-switching is very real indeed. Check…Read moreRead more

Video – Plans call for demolition of Gates Circle hospital…

Buffalo hospital could fall. The planned development of the Trico site on the edge of Buffalo’s medical campus, has the developer looking to demolish the oldest structure of the complex. Originally built as an ice house to service local breweries, the structure has deteriorated. Removal of the ice house clears the way for a courtyard,…Read moreRead more