6.12.2006

demo

Not the kind of demo I usually write about: this is demolition. This happened in my area this morning. I would have liked to have seen it!

7 comments:

Lorna said...

Good to know. If I hadn't seen this, later this summer when I'm back in Oakville I would have gone down to the lake and looked along the shoreline and been left scratching my head 'What's missing? Something's different.'

David Cho said...

May look fascinating, but doesn't that release a lot of unpleasant particles into the air you breath? Kinda like 9-11 where workers hot very sick in the aftermath.

L-girl said...

You can't get very close anyway. You could wear a mask (I would have to because of allergy/lung problems) and for most people, a one-time exposure wouldn't do harm.

The Ground Zero workers had daily exposure, for long periods of time, and were purposely told by their lying, thieving govt that the air quality was acceptable, when it was not. The usual thanks the USA gives its heroes.

David, how did you turn this post political?!?! :)

James said...

In a controlled demolition, as much hazardous material (asbestos, etc) as possible is manually removed from the site before the demolition as well. All in all, the demolition will put less harmful gunk in the air than running machinery for two months to pull the thing apart brick-by-brick.

Vera said...

They really were an eyesore... but one you could count on. It's going to take a little getting used to.

James said...

There's nothing quite as refreshing as the absence of an industrial eyesore. Lakeshore Blvd. east of the Don River is another excellent example -- no Gardener Extension hovering over your head anymore.

dimmi said...

Oh wow. That would have been interesting to see.