the way we live

deconstruction!

 demolished-building-a2.jpg

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.

richard-rogers-new-building-a2.jpg

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

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3 August 2007 - Posted by | architecture

2 Comments »

  1. Actually the old building looks more unique that the new one with the floors suspended like that.

    Comment by blackcadillac73 | 5 August 2007 | Reply

  2. i actually whole-heartedly agree with you on that on. the half-razed structure is very interesting!

    Comment by Geoff | 6 August 2007 | Reply


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