The pedestrian crossing in Akasaka, Tokyo, began to realize there was something odd about Grand Akasaka Prince Hotel standing in place. Hotel at 40 floors it shrinks so half. This is indeed a way to disassemble the skyscrapers, no explosives such as those commonly used today. Slowly but surely, without the sound of explosions and smoke rising high, it began to be stripped.

Hideki Ichihara, manager at Tasei Corp., the company that worked on this demolition project, said that by way of destruction like this, this building shrink and eventually disappear unnoticed.

Grand Akasaka Prince Hotel was built in the 1980s to 140 meters high. This hotel is a symbol of a decade full of glory when the Japanese economy was very prosperous and they are the motor of the world economy.

In its heyday, Akasaka Castle (Japanese pronunciation to refer to the Akasaka Prince), is the gathering place of the upper class in Tokyo. Guests do not hesitate to pay hundreds of dollars for their stay in a luxury suite and Christmas Eve package for couples, are also very attractive to visitors at the time.

This situation has changed since the 1990s when the explosion occurred in the stock market and property market of Japan. Luxury hotels are no longer crowded by guests and they should strive to bring in customers.

Now, the heyday had passed. Every 10 days, the hotel was reduced 2 floors or about 6.4 meters. Tasei Corp. has a method for isolating noise and dust resulting from the demolition. In addition, they also recycle energy pent up in a skyscraper.

The engineers reinforce the top of the building with a concrete block and then reduce the height of the building. Concrete-concrete was left in place and then used as a flexible cover that can be derived by relying on external support. Currently, there are 15 hydraulic jack used to prop up this cover during the unloading process runs the floor by floor. The material is crushed and then separated and recycled where possible.

With the lid is on top of the building, noise and dust can be reduced as much as possible. even dust pollution is reduced 90 percent, making the effect on the environment is very small, no bombs and no explosions of course.

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