Safe Mode: On
Demolition Using The Verinage Technique

Demolishing a building using only hydraulics and gravity.





Added: Jun-13-2012 Occurred On: Jun-13-2012
By: barogers619
In:
Creative
Tags: Demolition, gravity driven collapse, verinage,
Location: France (load item map)
Marked as: featured
Views: 40705 | Comments: 143 | Votes: 3 | Favorites: 6 | Shared: 22 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 2
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first | Highest score first
Liveleak opposes racial slurs - if you do spot comments that fall into this category, please report them for us to review.
  • Don't let the truthers find out about this

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (9) | Report

  • @barogers619 I know it's a short hop to Google but you could have explained a little bit what you mean by "hydraulics". I had to do some searching before I got the info.
    Here's an animation of how a hydraulic elevator works:
    http://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/elevator1.htm

    In French we call this assembly a "vérin". It can also work without hydraulics, with another system for pushing and extending.

    In demolition the force is applied sideways to pus More..

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (4) | Report

    • @khamomil

      What's "inefficient" about it?

      All that matters is that the cost/benefit pencils out.

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @Oswald2001 Digging the vérins out of the rubble every time is what I find inefficient.
      However I did some more research and the system of vérins is self-retractable (this is the system patented by its inventor Dominique Ferrari). The verins retract immediately after exerting the lateral pressure so they don't get buried in the rubble after all.

      Here's a link to a pdf in French that explains the different stages of preparation before the building is collapsed:
      http://www.presse-pontissalien More..

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @khamomil

      I dunno... maybe the assemly's cost is lower than the total cost of an explosive demolition with all the experts insurances and other "peripheral" costs combined.

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @khamomil I'm amazed that they can be reused. I'd expect them to be at least damaged.

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @deathOfHeavyD Maybe, plus the homeland security impact seems favorable. Less explosives lying around seems like a win to me. Oh, but what if some terrorist steal one of these vérins and then secretly sets it up to demolish a building full of people?

      Can't win.

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

  • NANO-THERMITE!!

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (3) | Report

  • It was an INSIDE JOB!!

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (3) | Report

  • DON'T SAY IT!

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (3) | Report

  • Comment of user 'Othman' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • why are humans so predictable?

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (2) | Report

  • Shit, I left my car keys in there.

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (2) | Report

  • So I was taking my dog for a walk when suddenly I noticed a huge crowd. They told me a building demolition was to take place so I was so excited I couldn't stop shaking and all I had was my cellphone camera.

    ...sounds better than...

    I knew about this cool demolition for weeks, but when the day finally came, I decided to forego a real video camera and tripod, and just take my 0.6 megapixel cellphone camera along... you know the one with the nifty one-button "make it even blurrier" opt More..

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (2) | Report

  • Comment of user 'Salt' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Comment of user 'BeansAndOnions' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Comment of user 'Addled' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • No mesothelioma ads in France?

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (2) | Report

  • It's no fun without the boom....

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (2) | Report

  • Hydraulics?

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (1) | Report

  • looks like they used fire to melt the steel beams

    Posted Jun-14-2012 By 

    (1) | Report

  • Yummm... Dust for lunch

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (1) | Report

  • This is what all the truthers are going to use in the next conspiracy theory...

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (1) | Report

    • Comment of user 'Steve15425' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Steve15425 Exactly because this video proves the "truthers" are full of shit...er I mean incorrect. lol

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • Comment of user 'Steve15425' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Steve15425 There were no explosive devices in the twin towers. No fireman said so, some fireman merely said they heard explosions. All the conspiracies theories have been debunked very conclusively. The buildings were brought down by the planes, just like you saw on TV. Occam's Razor continues its undefeated streak.

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (1) | Report

    • Comment of user 'Steve15425' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Having a passenger jet flying around above, would have been a nice touch...

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (1) | Report

  • Hmmm... fascinating. Judging by the video, they use the hydraulics to collapse the weight-bearing columns right in the middle of the building's height - after those are done, gravity collapses the top half of the building into the bottom.

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (1) | Report

  • Comment of user 'ARNOLD-R-LANE' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • That looks familiar.

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (0) | Report

  • This way seems better(quicker) than the TNT "blow the fucker up" way.

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (0) | Report

  • Comment of user 'Vityazz' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • Comment of user 'Bthor420' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Vityazz
      Not to mention, the Twin Towers didn't collapse...

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (0) | Report

    • @Bthor420 You are allowed to think for yourself....not sure if you knew that.....

      Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

      (1) | Report

    • Comment of user 'Bthor420' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • in b4 9/11 "truth" hurr durr

    Posted Jun-13-2012 By 

    (0) | Report