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Old Apr 4th 2012, 6:57 pm
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I am watching the deconstruction of the met hotel, its like taking lego down, I don't understand, why don't they take a big ball to it, or dynamite, any engineers help me out here
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Old Apr 5th 2012, 6:21 am
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I am watching the deconstruction of the met hotel, its like taking lego down, I don't understand, why don't they take a big ball to it, or dynamite, any engineers help me out here
Too much mess.

Maybe trying to recycle some of the materials....wait....no, that can't be right.
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It's in deference to the fond memories of its patrons: it took a lot of effort to erect it, so let it come down gracefully.
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I am watching the deconstruction of the met hotel, its like taking lego down, I don't understand, why don't they take a big ball to it, or dynamite, any engineers help me out here
If its built out of pre-cast concrete panels, its the easiest way to take it down. Wall by wall, floor by floor.
The concrete is usually recycled by crushing it and using it for roads, the steel is recycled also.
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So the demolitiomn is definitely going ahead, then. Just glad that I didn't accept the offer of the Xmas Dinner and Overnight Accommodation package for only Dhs1,000 per head being offered by some guy in a local pub recently.
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At least the pool is still open.
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Well at least this way, it is a reasonably quiet demolition.
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So the demolitiomn is definitely going ahead, then. Just glad that I didn't accept the offer of the Xmas Dinner and Overnight Accommodation package for only Dhs1,000 per head being offered by some guy in a local pub recently.
you would have snapped it up at 250 though, you slag
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I am watching the deconstruction of the met hotel, its like taking lego down, I don't understand, why don't they take a big ball to it, or dynamite, any engineers help me out here
When I was growing up in AD, used to watch buildings being demolished. Only 1 instance I can recall of explosive demolition, it was the Tourist Club neighbourhood, building was was 7ish stories high and had some sort of flexible/cloth like shrouding draped around it, no doubt to contain the dust and debris as much as possible.

All other demolitions was with a wrecking ball / plus sign shaped concrete wrecking weight. It was such a tedious pracrice that I thought the guy operating the crane must being going nuts with the repetetive nature of the work....lift drop...lift drop...lift drop....ad-nauseum. 'Course there is some thinking involved in figuring where to drop , but still soo mind numbingly boring work.

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