According to The Atlantic Cities, Japanese construction company Taisei is engineering a new way to raze skyscrapers. The “Taisei Ecological Reproduction” system, neatly disassembles high-rises floor-by-floor, appearing to neatly shrink the building without making a major racket and kicking up histrionic dust storms. “It’s kind of like having a disassembly factory on the top of the building and putting a big hat there,” explained one Taisei engineer to The Japan Times. Starting at the top, construction workers enclose sections of the building in a hermetic structure the “big hat”, within which they dismantle floors and walls and methodically collapse the building. Aside from reduced air and noise pollution, the Ecological Reproduction system generates its own energy, using the weight of the disassembled loads to create electricity needed to power the lights and machinery on site. Leave it to the Japanese to show up everyone in constructing AND deconstructing architecture.
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