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The primary demolition tool is a New Holland E485B demolition excavator with a 24 m boom and a 14 t. demolition shear. An unfinished structure that cost millions of dollars but has been a decaying skeletal eye-sore for 40 years has finally been demolished.

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Demolition of 35 m high unfinished eco-monster structure in Rome

In the afternoon 21st June 2010 sirens sounded over part of Rome to warn residents of an imminent explosion.

This signalled the phased demolition of a 35 m high, 40,000 m³ volume building that has remained in a skeletal state ever since work stopped more than 40 years ago

Originally intended as the new headquarters for Alitalia, and built at a cost of several million dollars, the structure has become a controversial site over the years because of its impacting adjacent areas.

The unfinished complex comprises more than 300,000 m³ of concrete and covers 11 hectares of land. Over the years, it has become an eco-monster surrounded by scrubland, a communal dumping ground for scrap and household rubbish as well as a shelter for the homeless.

The building is now being demolished, one phase was done using explosives but the final phase is being done mechanically by demolition specialists, Trulli - a Rome based company with many years experience. The primary demolition tool is a New Holland E485B demolition excavator with a 24 m boom and a 14 t. demolition shear.

This is the first job for the New Holland E485B Demolition excavator and it is the first to be delivered in Italy. Specially configured for such hazardous jobs, the E485B has protection to the cab roof and windows as well as special belly guards.

For operator convenience and improved visibility the cab hydraulically tilts backwards giving excellent visibility up the boom to the demolition tool.

This is the first job for the New Holland E485B Demolition excavator and it is the first to be delivered in Italy. Specially configured for such hazardous jobs, the E485B has protection to the cab roof and windows as well as special belly guards. To minimize transport and inconvenience, the demolished materials are being sorted and crushed on site. Metal will be taken away for recycling, the crushed concrete will be used as foundations for the new structure.

Once the clean-up has been completed, work will start on a new architectural complex of 300 apartments complete with shopping mall. The complex is scheduled for completion by the end of 2013.

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New Holland E485B Demolition excavator
New Holland Demolition Excavators

 

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