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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:21 AM   #61
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The Sander Hall dormitory in Cincinnati, Ohio was built in 1971 to house 1300 students of the University of Cincinnati. It passed away by implosion in 1991 for unknown reasons. Also, three other identical-looking residence halls which are 14 stories in height were to be renovated in the mid-2000s which involved a radical facade alterations and a conversion to traditional rooms to suite-style residences. But after the proposal failed, one of the 14-story towers (Sawyer Hall) was demolished in 2006. The remaining two buildings should be demolished also.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 02:08 AM   #62
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Just wondering, how do they [demolition crew] go about bringing down a building with post-tensioned members, where there is a significant stressing applied? I understand they would have to 'de-tension' the elements, but curious as to how this is done.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #63
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The Landmark Tower in Fort Worth was built from 1956-57. After it suffered severe damage in the March 28, 2000 tornado, the clock tower was removed. Then a plan was brought up to convert it into residential use. Then it was bought by XTO Energy in 2004 and there was another plan to reclad restore, and build around the building. After its condition deteriorated, it was decided to tear down the building. The building was imploded on March 18, 2006, Its height was 380 fee and it had 30 floors (it was originally planned to have 28 floors and a different facade). With the rotating clock, its height was 420 feet.

There is another building taller than the Landmark Tower that was also damaged in the tornado, and there was consideration of its demolition, until there was a decision to convert it into a residential tower.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #64
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New one: The Reforma 506 skyscraper in Mexico City, which has 26 floors and is 105 meters tall, is currently undergoing demolition. It has a similar facade design to the midrise just west of the Torre Mayor.
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Old December 5th, 2009, 12:15 PM   #65
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More info on Reforma 506

I went on skyscraperpage.com and saw more information on the Reforma 506 Tower. Its completion date was 1971 and was a survivor of the 1985 earthquake that struck Mexico City.

The building that is going on the site in the future has the name of Corporativo BBVA Bancomer. It has a height of 220 metres 50 floors. The site is located next to the Torre Mayor and Torre Reforma and will be constructed from 2010 to 2012.

The reforma 506 is not the only skyscraper being demoed for this tower. Reforma 508, Edificio Jena, and a parking garage are also making wayfor this tower.

Here is a photo of the Reforma 506 tower:


And here is a photo of the new tower that's going to be built on the site:


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Old December 8th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #66
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Lotto Tower Brussels (left) Demolished in 2000 and replaced by Cental Plaza (right).



Martini Tower Plaza (left and right) . Demolished in 2002. Replaced by Dexia Tower (middle).

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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #67
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There is a "before and after" thread in the DAF:
http://www.deutsches-architektur-for...?t=6847&page=3

Pics show the buildings which have been demolished and the ones that replaced them...

Example: The Zurich house (replaced by the Operntower)

Pic by Gizmo23
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Old December 12th, 2009, 10:21 AM   #68
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^ Way better now. That's Frankfurt btw, in case some haven't noticed.
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Is it ok if we included unfinished skyscrapers that had to be demoed because of various reasons (structural problems, etc.) in this thread?
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Sure, don't see any problem with this.
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Old December 26th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #71
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That's Frankfurt btw, in case some haven't noticed.
Thanks. I didn't noticed. I thought it was in Zürich.
And I liked the old, smaller tower...

Anyway, not demolished yet, but in spring next year this tower in Brussels' European quarter will fall down:

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Old December 26th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #72
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I wonder is anyne will ever try to rme
Dow the verizon building or 90 west to expand the WTC.

That would really be a sad day.

BTW I stayed on the 31s floor of the Stardust and the view of the strip was fatastic. Since it was only the second building from the start of the strip you reallyl got to see a great deal
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The Skyscraper Teardown Federation will have another one in Brussels in the next year. What will be built on the site of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels?
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What will be built on the site of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels?
It's not for sure yet, but probably this:





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I can't imagine how three 36-storey apartment buildings in Singapore constructed in 1978 world not exist today. In their place ate three 30-storey towers. The first six floors were probably removed. I got this info from Emporis.
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Lyon, ex Tour UAP/AXA (1972) // Demolition in progress




Will be replaced by Tour Incity (200m)

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Not much of an improvement to be honest.


Lyon has one nice tower, that should be enough eh.
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Some of the buildings posted in this thread are less than 300 feet tall, but this one is also less than 300 ft and it has passed almost a centyury ago: the 20-storey Gillender Building in New York City. 1897-1910. Had to make way for 14 Wall Street. The nearby Hanover National Building made way for its addition in the early 1930s.
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The 1515 Tower was imploded last Sunday because of severe hurricane damage in 2004. The building was originally constructed in 1974 and its height was 98 metres 30 floors.
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Here is a picture of the two dead Hong Kong hotels that was probably taken in the late 1990s.

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