Down To Earth’s photographer, Vikas Choudhary, captures the demolition of the towers with his camera
The Supertech Twin towers in Noida were demolished at 2.30 pm August 28, 2022. This shot, captured by Down To Earth photographer Vikas Choudhary shows the towers beginning to implode
The buildings measured nearly 100 metres in height, which made them taller than the Qutub Minar. The Supreme Court ordered their demolition in August 2021 as they were found to be violating minimum distance building norms. Here, the buildings are shown to implode further. Photo: Vikas Choudhary/CSE
Over 3,700 kg of explosives were inserted into nearly 7,000 holes in the buildings. Some 20,000 circuits were also set. Nearly 5,000 residents of nearby localities were evacuated. Photo: Vikas Choudhary / CSE
The residents were allowed to return at 5.30 pm. Gas and power supply were restored to surrounding buildings at 4.00 pm. Photo: Vikas Choudhary / CSE
On August 26, the last two illegal high rises in Kochi's Maradu illegal flats were similarly pulled down. Here, a cloud of dust hangs over the air after the Noida towers came down. Photo: Vikas Choudhary / CSE
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