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Video: the shocking demolition of 15 skyscrapers simultaneously in China

2021-09-01T17:24:17.361Z

The huge towers were part of an urban megaproject that could never be completed. Look the photos.



09/01/2021 12:16

  • Clarín.com

  • International

Updated 09/01/2021 12:16 PM

After an operation that took several days, the expected

demolition of 15 skyscrapers

was carried out

simultaneously

in the city of Kunming, China.

The video images of the moment are truly impressive.

The huge towers were part of one of those

urban megaprojects that tend to stop abruptly

.

According to information

Taiwan News

Broadcasting

Gizmodo

, the company had started work in 2011, but two years later went bankrupt, why could not complete the project.

Panoramic view of the moment of the explosion of the unfinished megaproject of towers.

Video capture

In fact, they report that

only four of the total had been able to be delivered

to their owners.

The others had been half finished, they were uninhabitable and with the passage of the years they deteriorated.

The spectacular blast


It is enough to see the images of the event of last August 27 to realize that the blast itself lasts only a few seconds.

But behind it there is a previous work of days that requires, for example, to

flood the foundations with rainwater and evacuate the residents

of the nearby neighborhoods.

In the distance, everyone was filming the demolition of the towers.

Video capture

The shocking demolition of 15 skyscrapers simultaneously in the city of Kunming, China.

Video capture

However, the demolition

did not end up as successful

as they hoped.

It happens that at the end of the explosions

one of the towers is still standing severely tilted

to one side.

Background in China


It is not the first time that China has carried out a massive and simultaneous blasting of buildings.

For example, in 2017 they

destroyed no less than 36 skyscrapers

in a controlled operation that lasted just 20 seconds.

This is the moment 15 unfinished buildings were demolished at the same time in southwestern China.

The impressive video was filmed in the city of Kunming in Yunnan Province on August 27 [read more: https://t.co/QfkmBnk29d] pic.twitter.com/uLLRrls5LN

- Massimo (@ Rainmaker1973) August 29, 2021

Many also remember that occasion when they decided to

demolish a viaduct in record time using 116 excavators at the same time. 

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Source: clarin

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