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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Future in the Making

Shot with Olympus E500
You won't often see a building being demolished like this, from the ground up (three more times in London, max). This is the P&O building, making way for the Cheese Grater in Leadenhall Street, next to the Gherkin. Gherkins and cheese, what will they think of next.

Because of the way the building was constructed, it is being demolished from the ground to the top, then the core will be demolished from the top to the botton. Go and have a look while you can. Here's some appropriate backing music.

See where on London Daily Photo Map

posted by Ham at 00:21 -- Comments here: 11

Comments on "The Future in the Making"


Blogger lynn said ... (00:33) : 

LOL ! Sorry... got the giggles. Looks like a giant robot with no head. See the legs?


Blogger Ham said ... (00:49) : 

Oh yes....Exterminate! Exterminate! Ooops!


Blogger scouter573 said ... (01:15) : 

I thought you were kidding but the replacement building does look like a cheese grater.

What's this with gherkins and cheese? Some Londonium delicacy?



Blogger lynn said ... (01:19) : 

lol it also looks really precarious. Is it such a good idea to chip away from bottom to top? I have an image of several worried-looking demolition experts sitting around the table in a boardroom somewhere...


Blogger alienlover said ... (13:06) : 



Anonymous Sally Crawford said ... (14:07) : 

Precision demolition.


Anonymous imajoebob said ... (21:53) : 

I love the Gherkin, but then I grew up in Hartford, where we have the first (only?) two sided building in the world: And it's forty years old! The Grater and most of the other planned buildings are proving Bonnie Prince Charlie clairvoyant.

I thought the point of Canary Wharf was to move all these behemoths out of Central London, much like Paris did with La Defense?


Anonymous imajoebob said ... (21:58) : 

Ooh, a smaller but prettier picture of the Phoenix "Boat Building"

And this shows truer colours

At Xmas they used to leave selected offices lighted to spell "NOEL" with the windows. Ah, youth...


Blogger Someone in Al Ain said ... (00:44) : 

wow , thats look amazing!!


Blogger Ann (MobayDP) said ... (16:28) : 

Hmm...I've never seen a building demolished from the ground upwards before.


Blogger Gail's Man said ... (23:05) : 

Got to be a very dangerous way of doing it, but I suppose the engineers know what they are doing.


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