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2013-05-13 12:52:52 PM  
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NightSteel: I've seen video of a method using giant hydraulic pistons at ground level.  They demo the first floor, take out one structural support at a time and replace it with a piston until the whole building is supported by pistons, then they lower the whole building and repeat the cycle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwf9LoS9Xt8

I remember seeing a news report about it a few years ago.  They did it this way for similar reasons; they couldn't use explosives.


Pretty cool. The one I posted where they take it apart from the top down seems safer, and you could continue to use the lower floors in the meantime, so I like it better. But still, very impressive.
2013-05-13 11:57:24 AM  
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I've seen video of a method using giant hydraulic pistons at ground level.  They demo the first floor, take out one structural support at a time and replace it with a piston until the whole building is supported by pistons, then they lower the whole building and repeat the cycle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwf9LoS9Xt8

I remember seeing a news report about it a few years ago.  They did it this way for similar reasons; they couldn't use explosives.
2013-05-13 10:48:24 AM  
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lucksi: You don't tear down a building by using explosives in the bottom floors, you fly a plane into the top floors. That makes it fall down really neatly in it's own footprint instead of this failure.


Know how I know you failed physics?
Xai
2013-05-13 08:58:57 AM  
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2013-05-13 08:04:52 AM  
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lucksi: You don't tear down a building by using explosives in the bottom floors, you fly a plane into the top floors. That makes it fall down really neatly in it's own footprint instead of this failure.


They didn't have a plane.
2013-05-13 05:29:26 AM  
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You don't tear down a building by using explosives in the bottom floors, you fly a plane into the top floors. That makes it fall down really neatly in it's own footprint instead of this failure.
2013-05-13 04:55:50 AM  
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There is no wrong way to use explosives.
2013-05-13 04:11:18 AM  
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For implosions lasting longer than four hours, consult your demolitiologist.
2013-05-13 02:24:06 AM  
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Also see: WTC 9/11 videos
 
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