Demolishing bottom-up

There's nothing new under the sun: every once in a while, an old building needs to be demolished to make space for a new one. In this case, an old 1960s tower in London needs to be cleared to make way for Richard Rogers' new tower.

So why did I post this, you might wonder? Well, look closely at the way this building is being destructed: it's being done from the bottom up. This has to do with the method of construction: the floors hang from a beam at the top level, which is supported by the concrete core.

found on worldarchitecturenews.

The old 1960s P&O tower in Leadenhall street is being demolished from the ground up to make way for Richard Rogers’ new 48 storey tower.

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