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New Skyscraper-Deconstruction Technique Harvests Energy from Demolition Process

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 06, 2013 01:08 AM
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by Mark Boyer last modified Mar 05, 2013


Demolishing tall buildings is typically a loud and messy process that produces a lot of dust and not a lot of building materials that can be salvaged. But Japan’s Taisei Corporation is pioneering a new technique that preserves building materials and actually generates energy from the demolition process. The process, known as Ecological Reproduction System [...]




 

 

Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan, Ecological Reproduction System, Tecorep, green demolition

Demolishing tall buildings is typically a loud and messy process that produces a lot of dust and not a lot of building materials that can be salvaged. But Japan’s Taisei Corporation is pioneering a new technique that preserves building materials and actually generates energy from the demolition process. The process, known as Ecological Reproduction System (Tecorep), uses huge jacks and an energy-generating crane to dismantle high-rises from the inside. Hit the jump to watch a time-lapse video of Tokyo’s Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka slowly recede from the skyline.

Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan, Ecological Reproduction System, Tecorep, green demolition Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan, Ecological Reproduction System, Tecorep, green demolition Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan, Ecological Reproduction System, Tecorep, green demolition

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