The Leaning Tower Of Sadness: Building Demolition Fail

December 27, 2014


This is a short video from Ukraine of a 16-story building being demolished. Except it doesn't actually get demolished, it just adopts a serious gangsta lean. Obviously, of all the places you'd expect to see a building demolition go wrong, it's Ukraine or Russia. I'm still not convinced this is even the building they were supposed to demolish.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Guitar Matt, who may or may not have legally changed his name.

  • joevsyou

    some quick, go poke it with a stick!

  • Jenness

    Here is the write up from YouTube "The third attempt to blow up a 16-story on the street Captain in Sevastopol was successful. Illegally erected concrete monster gave up and fell to the ground. Governor of Sevastopol, was present at the operation, said that it was used 400 kg of explosives TNT. According to S. Menyailo yesterday specialists reinsured to know exactly how to be "folded" structure. The main thing was - to provide one hundred percent security. The operation carried out smoothly, there were no injuries."

    My question is "How does one illegally erect a 16 story concrete structure and no one notices to stop them?"

  • shashi

    te he he "erected".... sorry

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Okay, so do we want to hire the one who made the building (very sturdy) or do we want to never hire the demolition man?

  • AniZaeger

    Aren't most building implosions usually a complex, highly orchestrated sequence of detonations, rather than just one big boom?

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Maybe the other explosives failed to explode. Now they have a building that could fall at any moment filled with explosives. This is too dangerous to go inside retrieve the explosives but also they have to make a strong security to avoid people going inside and stealing the explosives for obscure purposes.

  • shashi

    Does nobody bother to followup on articles of interest?

  • JJtoob

    A conspiracy theorist would say that you have to call the American government to do a good demolition job.

  • shashi

    they should have packed more explosives in the 'back and to the left'

  • As said the architect of this building, the house was designed to withstand an earthquake in 10b on the Richter scale. It is not surprising that it did not work the first few times.
    Early it was ukrain, now this is russia. It's Севастополь city.

  • DeathBotGamma

    I was expecting the antics of the Fail Cat to follow.

  • JJtoob

    Or that could be played off by keyboard cat at the end

  • Captain Person

    > Ukraine or Russia

    Heh. How apropos. It's in Crimea.

  • Xockszky

    Someone with balls of steel (or a moron) will try exploring that building, just wait!

  • shashi

    How long should we wait?

  • Haphhazard


  • shashi

    What to do with you? Due to the nature of Disqus i can usurp your position at the bottom of the comments list and better still i could use the opportunity to point out how moronic you are in posting such a childish comment but doing so would be childish and moronic, hence my dilemma

  • Wiley

    You're childish and moronic shashipancholi. I am just being devious in taking the chance to both piggy back what you say, as I certainly agree, and throw a little fun flak your way for choosing to clarify and make yourself vulnerable ;D

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