Philips office block withstands 100 kilos of dynamite
Saturday 01 September 2012
The demolition of an old Philips office in Eindhoven at the weekend was only a partial success, after part of the building refused to collapse.
It is not yet clear what went wrong, local media reported. According to Nos television, the building had been due to collapse in its entirety in an easterly direction.
A large crowd had turned out to watch the 70-metre high tower brought down. The demolition company charged with the task had drilled 400 holes into the structure and loaded it with 100 kilos of dynamite.
People living in 30 homes close to the tower, who had been evacuated as a precaution, will now not be allowed back into their homes until further notice.