This incredible reverse engineering project echoes the Japanese culture distinctively. Japanese culture is one that is highly conscious and mindful to avoid public disturbance. Japanese people in general are appreciative of politeness and respectfulness and are careful to act that way towards each other.
The top-down demolition project is one that represents this value concretely on a visible realm. This skyscraper is being demolished floor by floor by holding the upper floor up as the demolishing process takes place and then strategically lowering the floor down. This gives the process a shrinking effect. The process of reverse engineering emphasizes the importance of taking down a piece of work with equal care it it took to have it made. The process causes minimal disturbance to the outside by eliminating dust, noise and environmental damage.
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The Reverse Engineering Project Razes the Skyscraper Down
Published: Feb 4, 2013 • References: weburbanist