Urban redevelopment: building demolition, Tokyo style

OK, so it’s not quite so dramatic as the old-fashioned controlled explosion method, but it’s infinitely more elegant and high-tech: check out this amazing time-lapse video of the Kajima Corporation’s new method of demolishing obsolete buildings in crowded Tokyo:

According to Pink Tentacle:

Unlike conventional demolition that begins at the top of the building, Kajima

2 thoughts on “Urban redevelopment: building demolition, Tokyo style”

  1. This is actually really impressive to watch. I also want to take this time to say how much I enjoy this little blog…I can’t exactly remember how I found it, but thanks for all the work!

  2. Glad you enjoyed the video, Louis – and that you enjoy Futurismic, too! It can be hard work sometimes, but it’s a lot of fun, too… and getting a comment like yours makes it all worthwhile. 🙂

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