demolition

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demolition

A destruction and removal of some or all of an existing structure. The process of demolishing something is usually shortened to the verb demo,as in,“We're going to demo that space next week to prepare it for the next tenant.”A demolition usually requires a permit from the same local government agency that issues construction permits.

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Space restrictions, like those Tutt encountered, are one of the main driving forces behind the controlled demolition trend, according to Mike Schulz of Kuhn Equipment Sales, Summerville, S.
There's even a group called Scholars for 9/11 Truth, which insists "the World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions.
Motorists were encouraged to avoid the area, and emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, were permitted access just prior to and after the controlled demolition.
Loosely defined, controlled demolition is the taking down of a building in a safe manner that allows the debris generated to be under the control of the demolition contractor as much as possible and not bouncing around the job site.
Ms White, who runs the specialist diamond drilling, concrete sawing and controlled demolition company, said: "Having seen the infrastructure plan revealed the day before the Autumn Statement we knew that there would be very little on this matter from the Chancellor.
The deconstruction will be completed with a controlled demolition.
We have now had a structural assessment carried out and of course a certain amount of a controlled demolition has already taken place and more will have to be done.
Theorists say the third, smaller tower, which collapsed later in the day, was brought down in a controlled demolition, that controlled demolition, that the Pentagon was hit by a missile rather than an airliner and that doomed Flight 93 was shot down deliberately.
I could see my statuesque skyscraper of a career come crashing down, like one of those controlled demolition videos.
Building 7, a nearby skyscraper not hit by any plane, collapsed several hours later in what was obviously a controlled demolition.
s experience with controlled demolition is examined further in "Sweet Success," on page 66.
The opinions of Partin, Peik, and several other structural experts we consulted agree with the official consensus that the WTC towers collapsed as a result of the severe damage caused by the planes and the ensuing fires, not as a result of controlled demolition.

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