VIDEO: Christchurch Radio Network House implosion

Posted 05 Aug 2012 by Media3News Popular
Posted in Media , Demolition
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It took less than 10 seconds for the Christchurch Radio Network House to be leveled this morning, after a controlled implosion just after dawn.

 

 

By 3 News online staff

It took less than 10 seconds for the Christchurch Radio Network House to be leveled this morning, after a controlled implosion just after dawn.

A six-year-old boy from Queenstown had the honours of pressing the detonation button at 8am.

The 14-storey office block was beyond repair and the explosive demolition helped to save time and money.

The 6500-tonne building - as heavy as six fully-laden jumbo jets - came crashing down in seven seconds, leaving a pile 15m to 20m high.

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