Radio Network House Implosion (720p)





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Published on Aug 5, 2012

At 8am Sunday morning the 14 storey Radio Network House stood on the Christchurch Skyline, 8 seconds later there was only a cloud of dust.

The building was damaged during the Christchurch earthquakes & is the first in New Zealand to be brought down with explosives. A large crowd had gathered to watch as 6 year old Queenstown boy Jayden Halliwell had the honour of pressing the detonator, triggering off 60kg of explosives & leaving the rest to gravity.

"" Eight demolition companies won a Trade Me auction to implode the 14-storey Radio Network House with a bid of $26,000, and they gave the opportunity to the Child Cancer Foundation, which nominated Jayden." (source: www.stuff.co.nz)

According to Stuff.co.nz the demolition went "better than planned" with initial reports indicating no damage to nearby buildings. Soon after the demolition the roads around the site were reopened & crews began cleaning nearby roads & buildings.

Technical notes:

This video was shot with a Canon SLR & two lenses, it was all recorded as 1280x720 video at 50FPS, except for the time-lapse which was made up of 608 JPEGS over 1hr 21mins, then edited & compressed to what is shown here. In hindsight I could probably have dropped the FPS & filmed at 1080p instead, but I thought the higher rate would be better for keeping the panning smooth & possibly for slow-motion.

Apologies for the watermark, it's a side effect of the trial software.

All facts & figures sourced from the Stuff.co.nz website.


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