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).