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Pulling down of hotel Russia Editorial Photography

To take down hotel Russia building it has appeared not so simply. It was impossible to undermine a building because of affinity of the Kremlin. Therefore the top five floors have disassembled by means of tower cranes. Cranes have been established on columns specially constructed for them as to put them on a ground floor surface it was impossible — in hotel Russia cellars there were transformer substations and communications. Weight of each panel from which hotel walls have been combined, — more than 8 tons. Designs from these panels held rigidity of all building. The part of panels managed to be removed entirely, and the part (in so-called «dead zones» where tower cranes lose the carrying power) should be cut half-and-half. The bottom five floors have broken by means of heavy machinery. Hotel Russia dismantling has managed approximately in 250 million dollars.

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