Turbomecanica is going down Lessons on life from a demolition site

They are bringing it down. After forty years of existence it’s going to be replaced by apartment buildings: Mediafax article.

I have been passing by it every day for the past ten years. I cannot say I have a special connection with it. It’s just an old factory on my way to the office. And sometimes it’s the reason for the burnt kerosene smell and loud jet engine noise I can feel while at the office.

Some time ago I was on my way to work and I saw the excavators chewing away at the last remaining Turbomecanica buildings. They were tearing it down one small piece at a time.

As I don’t see anything remotely similar to this everyday, I stopped, I took my phone out and snapped some photos.

 
Almost done...
Almost done…

Pretty impressive, right?

What happened next was a little bit strange. Continue readingTurbomecanica is going down Lessons on life from a demolition site