The art of demolition

A few weeks back the remainder of an old Philips building would be put to ground.

There was a lot of hoopla around the happening... 
The downfall of this piece of philipshistory would be live broadcasted on television and Internet.  

On d-day nearby houses where evacuated and an important guy pushed the detonation button. The dynamite blasted away leaving nothing more than dust and air. 
Then the  cloud settles and a monolithic structure appears out of the mist...
It's the core of the building which provided the stability for decades. 
Now it's fighting for its existence. 
It would take the contractor another two or so weeks to finish the job.

Photo by epa with courtesy of

Photo by Bert Vermolen with courtesy of

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