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Giant Jenga...

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An office block next to the Lloyd's building getting demolished jenga style.

Who's turn is it to pull the next block out?
8th May 2007, 08:44   | tags:,

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k_matthews says:

They should just blow the supports at the bottom and watch it fall :D

8th May 2007, 09:19

Wat_de_fu says:

Unfortunatly there's too many buildings too close to it otherwise I think they would have.

Seems an odd was to do it though...

8th May 2007, 11:44

Jewel2k says:

Ha! that would be quite cool.... Jenga Style sounds pretty mental tho am glad i aint around for them blocks being pulled out...

9th May 2007, 13:41

Wat_de_fu says:

122 Leadenhall Street

Following a number questions and queries regarding the building on Leadenhall Street currently being demolished, please see below a short summary on the planned demolition and construction work at 122 Leadenhall St.

The British Land Project team in charge of the project has carefully planned and agreed with the City of London Engineers the rather unusual demolition process. This has been driven by the fact that 122 Leadenhall was one of the first pre-stressed concrete buildings with the weight of the structure being taken by the roof and the central core, e.g. it has no steel frame.

The builders are therefore lightening the building by taking out the lower floors and more importantly to provide space for a Tower crane to be installed so that the remainder of the building can be deconstructed from the top. The firm undertaking the work is one of the leading experts on complex demolition work.

For those interested, there is a regular news letter posted on the perimeter boarding of the building site, and more information and illustrations of our new 48 floor neighbour can be sourced here (http://www.skyscrapernews.com/122_leadenhall.htm).

26th Jun 2007, 14:55