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Demolition

LEGO Demolition Machine

LEGO Demolition Machine

Tearing down LEGO buildings usually requires plucking bricks off by hand. But Shadow Elenter’s approach is way cooler. He built a crane to do his demolition, using LEGO Technic parts and 18 motors. It can lift items, knock them down, and claw or break them apart.

Silo Roof Demolition

Silo Roof Demolition

To make way for new buildings along the waterfront in Aalborg, Denmark, this old silo had to be demolished. They first removed the roof, using a series of timed explosions. The resulting explosion was wonderfully satisfying. Video by Dronefoto Nord.

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100 Excavator Demolition

100 Excavator Demolition

To remove an aging overpass in Nanchang China, a veritable army of Hyundai excavation machines lined up and worked to rapidly demolish the old structure – removing the entire bridge in about 2 days, and reopening to traffic in 56 hours. (Thanks Hubert!)

Premature Demolition

Premature Demolition

(PG-13 Language) A construction worker in Houston, Texas was using his excavator to help gradually dismantle a parking garage, when the whole building unexpectedly fell at once. Fortunately, he backed up just enough that he managed to walk away unscathed.

Slow-Mo Bridge Demolition

Slow-Mo Bridge Demolition

The old bridge over Lake Marble Falls met its maker as the Texas DOT conducted a controlled demolition of the structure. Photographer Kirk Drummond captured the explosion in glorious 300fps slow-mo with a RED EPIC camera.

Gradual Tower Demolition

Gradual Tower Demolition

A unique demolition method called Taisei Ecological Reproduction gradually dismantles a building one a floor at a time from the inside. It might take a while before they get all the way to the bottom though.

Knocking Down a Silo

Knocking Down a Silo

(NSFW: Language) This guy has the unenviable task of taking down an old grain silo with nothing more than a hammer. Incredibly, everyone survives this demolition-gone-bad without a scratch.

Slow-Mo Pillow Destruction

Slow-Mo Pillow Destruction

Destroying things in ultra-slow-motion can be a beautiful thing, as in this footage of a pillow being ripped to bits at 1000 frames-per-second, set to the musical stylings of The Cloud.

Colossal K Tower Demolition

Colossal K Tower Demolition

Pay your last respects to this defunct 450 foot-tall nuclear cooling tower located in South Carolina as it finally meets its maker thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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