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The 101m, 23 floor high highrise Sparkasse in Hagen that was built in 1973 was destroyed
in 2004. They made it implode. It was not a beautiful, but I think it is said since there
are no other buildings in Hagen that are close to this buildings height and they could renovate
it. Now I wonder if anyone know why they destroyed it?

The imploding:



Emporis site:
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=129641

This text I copied from Skyscraperpage diagram:

"Imploded on Sunday, March 7th, 2004 at about 10 AM.

From September 29th - October 2nd, 2003 the 18th floor was open for public access from 9 AM - 4 PM

It was the tallest highrise in Europe to be destructed by explosives.

Infos: http://www.pl2-pluralis.de/content/projektnews_spk_hagen.html (in german only)"
 

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Why should they conserve that building, because it' s only tall?
 

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I just wonder if they destroyed it, I don't think they did it just because it was ugly?
I mean, they have renovated many ugly facades in Eastern Europe.
 

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It was the tallest highrise in Europe to be destructed by explosives.
At first I wanted to protest - in 1995 there was imploded enormous 19-floor Soviet military building (receiver "Darjal") in Skrunda, Latvia. Then I loked in .emporis - they say - it was 91 m high "only". Other sources say - it was 117 m high...


 

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Nice imploding but it is a shame that they build a lowrise building where ones the tower stood.
Yeah, true
 

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how it looked




 

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Another candidate for some explosive action! :guns1:

Name : Steglitzer Kreisel
Location: Berlin
Height: 119m





The decision about the destruction of this building is expected for this year.
 

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Yeah, it looked good at night like almost all highrises. And not so bad at day either it seems on the last pics, but ugly as hell on the implotion pics.
 

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Nightsky said:
Yeah, it looked good at night like almost all highrises. And not so bad at day either it seems on the last pics, but ugly as hell on the implotion pics.
Well, no wonder it was ugly before demolition. They striped the facade away so that the debris (glass, steel...) would not damage the surroundings. The building looked great before the demolition. I would not expect an International style highrise in a small German town. What a shame to bring it down.
 

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Why are you all acting like this is the end of the world. The people over there apparently hated it. Highrises aren't that popular in Germany anyway.
 
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