You Won’t Believe Why This Building Is Sinking (And You’ll Be Astonished When You Find Out)
You won’t believe why this building is sinking, but you’ll be astonished when you find out.
This is the Grand Prince Hotel Akasuka, one of the tallest buildings in the world when it was taken down. In fact, it was the seventh tallest building in the world to ever be demolished, and at 463 feet, it was a daunting task. However, Japanese construction company Taisei has developed a unique way to demolish buildings that is sustainable, practical, quiet, healthy, and of course, elegant.
This is the Ecological Reproduction System, a process that resembled a reverse assembly line. What happens is a crane is used to break down the building from the inside, floor by floor. Whatever parts can be reused are carefully taken. Even the crane’s movement is utitlized to generate energy for lighthing.
From the outside, what you see is a building slowly collapsing under itself. It’s an incredible, if mysterious sight, from afar, as you will see below.