UPDATE: The Guardian reports that the plans to demolish the Red Road Flats during the Commonwealth Games have been scrapped due to concerns over public safety. The following news was originally published as “Glasgow to Demolish Iconic Modern Towers in Europe’s Largest Demolition” on April 10th, 2014.
To mark the arrival of the Commonwealth Games in July, Glasgow is planning a twist on the usual opening ceremony: the customary fireworks are going to be replaced with explosives of an altogether different kind, as the demolition of all but one of the remaining Red Road Flats buildings will be broadcast live into the stadium.
The demolition of the five 30-story buildings will take 15 seconds and will be the largest ever attempted in Europe, according to the organizers. According to Games Organizer Eileen Gallagher, including the demolition as part of the opening ceremony shows that Glasgow is “a city that is proud of
New Condo Towers Are Racing Skyward in Midtown Manhattan
Details Emerge on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul
You may also like
The foundation stones were laid last weekend in Arles for an Arts Resource Centre designed ...
The 2015 census puts New York City’s population at a record high of 8.6 million. ...
the project offers maximum flexibility and mobility and envisions possible applications for emergency housing or ...
one moment please… 265 Cherry Street, New York, NY, United States + Expand– collapse One ...