Canadian crew spooked by “ghost doctor” The demolition of Vancouver’s Royal Jubilee Hospital has apparently revealed more than just rubble, according to local news reports. One of the work crew claims to have seen a “clean-shaven man” in blue jeans during demolition works. But the figure vanished. A local photographer has also captured on film…Read moreRead more
Reigart gets to grips with school made famous in 80s movie. “Go do something your own age, like demolish a phonebox!” That is a line from the 1981 Bill Forsyth film Gregory’s Girl; a movie of unrequited love in a Scottish high school and the film that introduced the world to Clare Grogan (my 17-year…Read moreRead more
Huge chunk of concrete crushes parked car. We simply don’t have the words to describe what you’re about to see. Sure, we could waffle on about exclusion zones, scaffolding and safe working practice. We could also question the crass stupidity of the person that sees an unguarded demolition site and immediately thinks this is a…Read moreRead more
Raw footage captures implosion of giant stack. The Polar Vortex is depositing large swathes of the US with a thick blanket of snow. But that did not deter the crew at Dykon Explosives dropping a giant stack at Millnocket, Maine earlier today. Check out the raw, snow-capped amateur footage below:
PP O’Connor eats tower block alive. PP O’Connor was engaged to carry out the safe demolition of two 17-storey concrete tower blocks and 1960’s three storey maisonette as part of a major new housing project in Blackpool. When completed, the project will see 198 new affordable homes at the town’s Queens Park housing estate.
Video compilation of demolition disasters and blasting balls-ups.
CDI fells L furnace at Bethlehem Steel. If it’s a slow news day in the wide and often weird world of demolition, our default reaction is to turn to the YouTube channel of Controlled Demolition Inc. to see what they have blasted recently. And we are rarely disappointed. Once again they have come to our…Read moreRead more
Contractor carries out demolition in midst of Kuala Lumpur’s concrete jungle. Demolition, as we all know, clears away the old to make way for the new. But in some cases, the sequence gets all out of kilter and the old to be removed and replaced is already surrounded by the new. Check out the location…Read moreRead more
A closer look at the blast that stopped Atlanta in its tracks. Just a few weeks ago, we brought you some rough, ready and raw footage of the explosive demolition of the Executive Hotel in Atlanta, yeah, you know the one that scared the bejeezus out of the dog. Well now we have got our…Read moreRead more
Canadian kids tell it like it is during hospital demolition. Children. Noisy, ungrateful, time-sapping, finance-draining, lazy, rude, ignorant, arrogant, honestly believe they invested sex, drugs and rock and roll and that their need for a ride trumps your need to sleep. But long before they reach that stage, they have an innocence of spirit and…Read moreRead more