Urban Mining

Demolition of the biggest high-rise building in Europe – engineering performance meets urban mining

In December of 2014 after months of negotiations the BST Becker Sanierungstechnik GmbH has been charged with the demolition of the three towers of the former Deutsche Welle in Cologne. Since in the course of dismantling these three towers (elevator, studio and office tower) that are built in steel skeleton structure an extensive asbestos decontamination also needed to be done, the actual dismantling of these high-rise buildings can only start now....

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