Fri, 03 Aug 2012 3:12p.m.
Sixty kilograms of explosives will be used to blow up the Radio Network House in Christchurch’s central city this Sunday.
A six-year-old boy from Queenstown has been chosen to push the button.
The 14-storey office block in Christchurch is beyond repair and the explosive demolition will save time and money.
The building weighs 6500-tonne - as much as six fully-laden jumbo jets and will come crashing down in seven seconds, leaving a pile 15m to 20m high.
The detonation is set for just after dawn early on Sunday, August 5, spectators are expected to camp out in Latimer Square overnight for the front-row seats
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5/08/2012 8:12:02 a.m.
Just goes to show how professional implosions could have sped up the demolition process. We could have been a year further ahead had more buildings been brought down this way.
5/08/2012 8:11:38 a.m.
Thank you TV3 for showing it. Dont know whether computer or stream was slow but did not see much. I heard the 'bangs' loud and clear going on outside. Will watch again later.
5/08/2012 8:10:58 a.m.
I am so angry I couldn't go in and get my stuff on the 6th floor but demolition guys could in and clean it out.
5/08/2012 8:07:25 a.m.
Went down faster than my broadband. Stream didn't run too good. Got up to watch and missed it.
5/08/2012 8:07:18 a.m.
graeme hosking wrote:
wow awesome loved it now lets hope this j\happens more get some of these buildings now and get Christchurch rebuilt
5/08/2012 8:07:15 a.m.
5/08/2012 8:04:20 a.m.
the WInns wrote:
Did anyone else see this live? We didn't though the sound is all right.
5/08/2012 8:04:01 a.m.
why havent they done that with the other buildings instead of fucking around like they have
5/08/2012 8:03:25 a.m.
great stuff do the rest of CBD wow
5/08/2012 8:02:18 a.m.
Genevieve Robinson wrote:
We could only hear it and couldn't see it!!!
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