The removal of outdated Soviet' style buildings, the relocation of industrial complexes to outside the urban area and a rapid rise in operty prices means that demolition is booming in the city of St Petersburg.
Swiss contractor Restrukta Bau AG is field–testing a prototype Volvo EC360B LC high reach machine during the demolition of Basal Medical University buildings in the heart of the city to make way for redevelopment. D&Ri visited the site to see the machine at work
A landmark of the Charlotte, North Carolina, skyline was brought down with a bang on the 3rd June 2007 when CST Environmental used explosives to demolish the 450,000 square foot Charlotte Coliseum. D&Ri reports