Five tons of explosives were used in the simultaneous demolition of 19 buildings in Wuhan, capital city of Hubei province, in central China. There were seven to 12-story structures. The explosives were distributed in 120,000 locations for the blast, which covered an area of over 15 hectares.
“For this kind of large-scale blasting demolition conducted in the downtown area, we not only need to guarantee the demolition result, but also strictly control the adverse effects of blasting,” told Jia Yongsheng, general director of the demolition.
“The effect was quite ideal. The explosion didn’t affect the light rail and public facilities around the blasted buildings. There was no damage and adverse effects of blasting,” he added.
This was the third controlled explosion in the area, according to the South China Morning Post. The city authorities are planning to demolish at least 32 buildings to make way for a new business center that will reportedly feature a 707-meter tall skyscraper, which is to be one of the tallest buildings in the world.