Yekaterinburg TV Tower Demolition

04-05-2018

It was the world's tallest abandoned structure, and was not even finished. Construction on the tower began in 1983 but was halted in 1991 after the Soviet Union collapsed. It was formerly 214 meters -700 feet- tall, with 26 floors but no lift.

Some locals of the fourth-largest city in Russia, Yekaterinburg in the Urals, are mourning the demolition of their TV tower. In their eyes it was a distinctive landmark, but an eyesore for others, who are actually more than happy to open the way for an ice hockey stadium, with seating for 15.000 fans.

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This is just one of the hundreds of applications where MB crushing and screening buckets could help the economical disposal of inert materials coming from the tower demolition: concrete and inert previously reduced in blocks with the hammer, can be subsequently treated with the MB crusher bucket BF120.4, suitable for excavators from 30 tons and able to produce up to 53 m3/hour.

After the secondary crushing phase, the MB-S18 screening bucket, equipped with basket with interchangeable panels, allows the separation of crushed material in different sizes, making it immediately re-usable for sub-base aggregate for road connections or building foundations.

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MB products help contractors in avoiding transport costs and trucks traffic to and from the dump and recovery sites. Also they can be equipped with dust suppressor and magnet separator and, last but not least, they have a low acoustic impact, in the total respect of urban working-site rules.

Dumping was the only measure taken previously, but it is no longer a valid option as it occupies land which is in great demand for urban development. Recycling waste to create wealth and clear the landscape is an exceeding solution. Being able to carry out the task with the simplicity given by the MB products is a triumph that was worth the wait.  

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