How to demolish a building? Supertech's Noida twin towers to be India’s tallest challenge, experts say
NOIDA: Bringing down the twin towers will be a tall challenge. The tallest, in fact, say experts, because no building of this height — 32 storeys — has been demolished in India so far.
With the concept of skyscrapers fairly recent in the country, it has little expertise or research in demolition of such buildings, according to experts. Supertech’s plan was to build 40 floors each in Apex and Ceyane, out of which 32 have been constructed till now. The demolition will present a stiff logistical challenge because of buildings in the vicinity. The closest, a neighbouring building in the same Emerald Court compound, is separated by a narrow driveway from the walls of the twin towers.
Though there are various techniques for demolition of such tall structures from top to bottom or vice versa, experts said implosion is the preferred method for densely populated areas. In this technique, small explosive devices are placed at multiple locations in the building in such a manner that when detonated, the debris falls within the premises. While such demolitions have been done worldwide, and on a smaller scale in India as well, it requires much preparation. Additionally, in the case of the twin towers, preserving the structural integrity of the neighbouring towers within Emerald Court will be a challenge.
“There is hardly any example of skyscraper demolition or related research in India and the Noida Authority will need to hire foreign consultants as experts. So far, implosion is the technique used successfully everywhere,” said Divya Kush, president of Indian Institute of Architects.
The closest such demolition was that of four multi-storeyed complexes in Maradu, Kerala, in January 2020. The razing of these buildings was also ordered by the Supreme Court as they were constructed in violation of zoning regulations. The tallest building among these had 18 floors.
Why not keep it, decorate and light it up as a symbol of corruption in our system?
N what abt the govt officials who gave the permission for personal benefits
why court did not give punishment to Noida authority, who has sanctioned this project .
Why can't the houses be given to poor people or be used as shelter home or used for other public purposes. Utter waste of resources.
How news writers can be so ignorant?
Few days back, similar towers were demolished in Kerala. They had similar Coastal Zone constraints yet did an excellent job.
There are many companies who are expert in such controlled.
Court should go for other options... Give it for any social purpose which could benefit all.... Or even give it to the army or other defense agency
What's there to demolish? It's just loss. Instead, why not give a chance to the builder to pay a huge fine and donate that for some noble cause? Destroying the properties will serve no purpose to anyone.
Instead of demolishing, why cant it be handed over to the govt to utilise it for any public services?
why it was built??? Punish them who gave permission.
Cost of demolition must be recovered from the pay of the corrupt babus of Noida
This shows the level of corruption in our country. It is good that SC and high courts are bringing up such illegality aave punishing the culprits, maybe not all but it is a start.
Why not hang the bureaucrat and politicians responsible for such nexs and fiasco?
what a joke. why should national wealth and effort s of labour be destroyed instead of taking over by government. punish officials responsible for violation of rules and according approval.
govt should takeover building instead of demolition
Such a foolish verdict by supreme court.razing such big building is supper non sense idea. It would have been better if governament would have taken the building under custody and have sold it further...such a waste of 1000 cr money of the country.
First, they spent millions to built it .
Now,they will spend millions more to demolish it.
why to Demolish??? tranform it to Government Hospital like AIMS ...
Better make it a govt hospital.
Perfect example of corruption in India.