What is demolition?

  • (noun): An event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something.
    Synonyms: destruction, wipeout
    See also — Additional definitions below


Demolition is the tearing-down of buildings and other structures. Demolition contrasts with deconstruction, which involves taking a building apart while carefully preserving valuable elements for re-use.

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Some articles on demolition:

Controlled Demolition, Inc.
... Controlled Demolition, Inc ... in the use of explosives to create a controlled demolition of a structure, with the structure collapsing on itself into a pile of debris contained within the site of ... Controlled Demolition claims to have imploded "more buildings, chimneys, towers, bridges, and other structures" than all of its other competitors combined ...
Demolition - Gallery
... An excavator is used to demolish a barn With heavy equipment, demolition of a house is a two-person job that can be completed in a day or two Rotational hydraulic shears and standard reinforced bucket attachments are ...
Stella Power Stations - Closure and Demolition - Demolition
... stations were among the last remaining heavy industrial buildings in modern Tyneside, and their demolition was felt by many Tynesiders to have marked the end ...
Leeds International Pool - Demolition
... Demolition began in the autumn of 2009 ... Following demolition the site has not been redeveloped and since 2010 has been operated as a car park by Leeds City Council ...
Mezhyhirya Monastery - History - Destruction and Official Use
... Before the scheduled demolition, the architecture and buildings of the monastic complex were photographed ... of the Politburo in April 1935 ordered the demolition of the whole complex, which was carried out that same year ... During the demolition, an underground library was discovered, full of handwritten manuscripts ...

More definitions of "demolition":

  • (noun): The act of demolishing.