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Dont build your skscraper on sand

pierre_pierre
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Dont build your skscraper on sand

interesting program on Thursday
DOCUMENTARY: Demolition: The Tallest Tower On: Five (5)    Date: Thursday 25th November 2010 Time: 20:00 to 21:00
Documentary exploring he efforts of a US demolition firm to bring down Ocean Tower, an unfinished 380ft apartment complex situated on South Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico. The tower was designed to withstand the harshest storms and hurricanes, but started to sink into the sand two years after construction began, threatening a row of nearby luxury homes. If Controlled Demolition Incorporated (DCI) succeeds in its mission, the job will enter the record books as the tallest tower ever to be demolished.
Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide available from http://www.getdigiguide.com/?p=1&r=17639
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Re: Dont build your skscraper on sand

Spoiler:
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Re: Dont build your skscraper on sand

Thanks pierre for the info, I have set it up to record on SKY +
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Re: Dont build your skscraper on sand

that was incredibly neat.  the periphery appeared to wrap itself around the core and the whole fell into a discrete pile.  one of the most efficient fellings i've seen.
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Re: Dont build your skscraper on sand

Has anyone followed through to the linked videos - especially the failures?
I liked
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Dont build your skscraper on sand

how about a Fred one
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