We Dig Pink

On a recent walk I came upon a construction site where the previous building was being demolished.

Following on from the safari themed diggers in this earlier post, the diggers on this site were painted a lovely pink with white spots.

Japanese demolition is the most precise I’ve ever seen. When a residential house is torn apart it will actually be carefully dismantled piece by piece, meticulously stripped and sorted into piles of different materials. Glass, wood, metal, stone, wires, plastics – everything (even down to the straw tatami mats) separated and carted away individually.

This building was clearly a large reinforced concrete structure but even so we see separate piles have been created for the metal window frames, steel reinforcement, wires and concrete (carefully broken into small pieces).

From this:

To this:

~ by JapanGasm on 10 May, 2012.

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