Building demolished from the bottom up

Friday, January 4, 2008

This building in London was demolished last year starting from it's bottom.

The lower levels of the building are being taken apart to reveal a concrete core running down its centre.

This is possible because each floor is hung from a huge beam at the top of the tower and supported by the central core.

Project director Matthew White said: “When you demolish the building, you have to take the weight off the structure first, from the bottom up.

“Eventually the beam will be deconstructed at roof level, leaving the core, which will be demolished from the top.”

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