Video – When the water drops…

Demolition crews dropped a Plano water tower yesterday morning to make room for a new commercial and residential development, authorities said. The 178-foot tall water tower near Texas 121 and the Dallas North Tollway was erected in 1985, but it hasn’t been used in nearly five years. Officers on Leave After Attack on Dallas Police…Read moreRead more

Video – Gilpin drops bridge…

Time-lapse captures bridge dismantling and replacement. Gilpin Demolition has demolished a 150-year old bridge allowing main contractor Osborne to replace it during a 76 hour possession of the railway. Millsden Lane/Down Farm Lane railway underbridge is located between Micheldever and Winchester Stations in Headbourne Worthy. The new design removes the brick arch structure which had…Read moreRead more

Tioxide Tower toppled…

Blast changes Grimsby skyline forever. Tioxide Tower – for decades an iconic feature of the Grimsby skyline – is no more. In a flash, a total of 120 individual charges ripped through the base of the 350ft structure, in a spectacular controlled demolition that reduced the stack to rubble in seconds. A symbol of global…Read moreRead more

Video – Camelot conquered…

Another Christchurch landmark falls ahead of post-quake rebuild. The Camelot Hotel – in the heart of Christchurch’s Cathedral Square – is rapidly vanishing. As you can see from this video, a high reach excavator is removing yet another structure from the earthquake-damaged city.

Video – R Collard comes clean…

Construction waste and demolition specialist invests in next generation wash plant. R Collard Ltd has opened a new, state-of-the-art aggregate washing plant at its recycling facility in Eversley, Hampshire. The new plant, which was opened by local MP, Rt Hon Gerald Howarth, incorporates the very latest technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of the…Read moreRead more

University building falls to high reach power…

Because, hey, who doesn’t love a high reach time-lapse. Demolition of the John A. Widtsoe Building on the campus of Brigham Young University is underway. The nine-story building was completed in 1968 and was the home of the College of Life Sciences for several years. Each floor within the building housed a specific area of…Read moreRead more

Video – What a gas…

Time-lapse film captures dismantling of Northampton gas holder. In the week in which discount supermarket Lidl submitted plans to build a new store on the former gasworks in Northampton, Robinson & Birdsell have released a new film showing the dismantling of the two gasholders that once loomed over the site. The project required the dismantling…Read moreRead more

Video – Bertolino building blasted…

Sunday implosion fells long vacant Harrisburg block. Deliberate or otherwise, it was a reduction in height rather than a full-blown implosion that work the folks of Harrisburg early yesterday. The vacant Bertolino Building was imploded to make way for a parking lot for The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). The lot should be completed…Read moreRead more

Video – Why football has no place on site…

A sure-fire winner of freak accident of the week. I am sure that some demolition workers would have you believe that this video – quite possibly staged – captures the on site dichotomy of skilled worker and less skilled manager. However, the real message is far more simple: If you’re going to play football, do…Read moreRead more

Video – DemolitionNews Video Review – Episode #6

Our weekly look back at the hottest new videos from the demolition world. If big bangs are your thing, do we have a treat in store for you this week – Three (count them, THREE) major implosions from across the globe, together with a reminder of why Middle eastern politics is not for the faint…Read moreRead more