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  • DEMOLITION MINA PLAZA (MODON)

  • Tuesday 28 December 2021 at 12:00PM
  • National Geographic

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Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. The coastal city has deep ties with the sea. At the Northern end of the corniche is Mina Zayed.

The port was set up in 1972 and named after UAE's Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In addition to becoming the center for seaborne trade, it also become a market area, with the city's began on a development consisting of 4 towers and a podium level, with a mix of residential, In 2007 work began on a development consisting of 4 towers and a podium level, with a mix of residential, office and regail. Tower One, the tallest of the four, would reach 160 meters in height and consist of 46 floors, But while the exterior of the structures was largely completed, work stopped in 2012. Abu Dhabi's municipal regulator, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, made the decision to revitalize the area.

Master developer Modon was given the monumental task of demolishing the complex. A jpb that would require almost of year of preparation and along the way, set a world record. This project had its set of monumental logistics and challenges and this docu takes a behind the scenes look of just how bringing down 4 towers totaling 786 apartments, a 245,369 sqm of total built up area in a total area of 5.38 acres of mina plaza happens using controlled demolition explosives.

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  • Demolition Mina Plaza (Modon)
    Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. The coastal city has deep ties with the sea. At the Northern end of the corniche is Mina Zayed. The port was set up in 1972 and named after UAE's Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In addition to becoming the center for seaborne trade, it also become a market area, with the city's began on a development consisting of 4 towers and a podium level, with a mix of residential, In 2007 work began on a development consisting of 4 towers and a podium level, with a mix of residential, office and regail. Tower One, the tallest of the four, would reach 160 meters in height and consist of 46 floors, But while the exterior of the structures was largely completed, work stopped in 2012. Abu Dhabi's municipal regulator, the Department of Municipalities and Transport, made the decision to revitalize the area. Master developer Modon was given the monumental task of demolishing the complex. A jpb that would require almost of year of preparation and along the way, set a world record. This project had its set of monumental logistics and challenges and this docu takes a behind the scenes look of just how bringing down 4 towers totaling 786 apartments, a 245,369 sqm of total built up area in a total area of 5.38 acres of mina plaza happens using controlled demolition explosives.
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