Demolishing a building is insanely cool to watch, but unfortunately, it’s also fairly disruptive. Giant clouds of dust plume about the city for days and rubble needs to be moved out. Noise pollution is also an issue. In the crowded cities of Japan, however, one demolition firm has come up with an incredible way to demolish a building that needs to be seen to be believed.
Rather than rigging a skyscraper to blow, what this demolition firm is doing involves gutting the building of each of its floors, walls and infrastructure. Meanwhile, the crews hook building’s upper floors to a rig that will lower it as the gutting work continues on the floors below.
The building is hollowed out and lowered until one day it just disappears from the skyline altogether. No fuss, no mess.