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=jwf9LoS9Xt8I remember seeing a news report about it a few years ago. They did it this way for similar reasons; they couldn't use explosives.
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.
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