Thursday, August 2, 2007

A topsy-turvy demolition job

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This is the topsy-turvy demolition job as the old P&O building in Leadenhall Street is taken down to make way for Lord Rogers' latest skyscraper, nicknamed the Cheese Grater.

The reason for this curious procedure is that, instead of being supported by columns in the traditional way, the floors are hung from a beam at roof level which is supported by the core.

Matthew White, British Land's project director, said the 15-storey building, constructed in 1965, was one of only four in London to have been built in this way — and the first to be demolished. Link




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