From arts to crafts
By Lindsay Gale21 November 2013
Gebruder Kirchner Gmbh based in Elxleben, Germany, has demolished a cultural and recreational complex in Erfurt that will be replaced by a new shopping centre. The 3 storey building on Moskauer Plaz, built in 1984, housed a reataurant, two halls, a library, a bowling alley and other rooms and offered the 7,000 residents in the immediate vicinity a wide range of activities. However, it closed its doors in 1997 and since then has lain vacant.
In an eight week project, Kirchner used an all-Doosan fleet of machines that operated from eight to 12 hours a day. This consisted of two Doosan DX300LC excavators (one a new Stage IIIB compliant DX300LC-3), a DX255LC-3 crawler excavator, a DX190W wheeled excavator and a DL420-3 wheel loader for demolition and loading work, and also for feeding the mobile crusher on the site. The material produced was used as fill on the site for the new construction.