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Massive blast will take down aging 11-story Ottawa building this weekend

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OTTAWA, CANADA – The biggest implosion in Ottawa’s history is set for this Sunday as a demolition team is expected to take down an aging, unloved federal office building. The 11-story Sir John Carling Building will be turned into about 40,000 tonnes of rubble Sunday at 7 a.m. when Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc. sets off about 400 kilograms of intricately-placed … Continue reading

Man filming demolition killed by debris – VIDEO

RUSSIA –  Eugene Titov, 29, was recording the destruction of an old home in western Russia’s Lipetsk Oblast on Sunday when he was fatally struck by a hail of bricks and rubble, NTV reports The 29-year-old had taken a break from his place of work nearby and was filming the demolition when he sustained the injuries that would lead to … Continue reading

Record Breaking Bridge Demolition – VIDEO

CHINA – A nearly two mile long viaduct in the central Chinese city of Wuhan was demolished Saturday evening, setting a record for the longest reinforced concrete bridge ever demolished in China. Built in 1997, the Zhuan-yang viaduct, which is located in southwest Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province, used to be an important part of China’s National Highway … Continue reading