the way we live

deconstruction!

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easily one of the craziest architectural images i’ve ever seen.  the above is a building currently undergoing demolition in london, except it’s being demolished from the ground up.  unbelievable.  apparently the p&0 building as it’s known, was built by suspending the floors from a massive beam at the top; consequently, workers must begin demolition from the ground and work their way to the top.   the image is great though, an extraordinary balancing act and a abnormal urban encounter.  the building is being razed to make room for this new structure designed by lord richard rogers.

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on a side note, how does one become a lord?

3 August 2007 Posted by | architecture | 2 Comments