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Photo Feature: 37,00 kg of explosives bring Noida's Supertech Twin Towers down in 12 seconds

Nearly 100-metre-high structures, taller than Delhi's iconic Qutub Minar (73 metres) were brought to the ground in seconds after the demolition, the nearby buildings appeared to be safe in Noida, 15 miles from National Capitan New Delhi on Sunday August 28, 2022. Photographs & Video: Rajeev Bhatt

It took nearly 3,700 kg of explosives to bring the two towers down at Noida about 15 miles from National Capital New Delhi, on Sunday afternoon August 28, 2022. What is left behind now is 80,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste. There were a total of 915 flats in the two buildings. Out of these, about 633 were booked and Supertech had collected nearly US$ 22.5 million (INR 180 crore) from homebuyers.

Supertech twin towers razed down on Sunday at 2:30 pm, closing the curtains of Noida's contentious skyscrapers. 652 out of 711 flat buyers who had invested in the buildings have agreed on the settlement with the Supertech company. Joe Brinkmann from South African Jet Demolitions said: “Our priority was that nobody gets hurt. There’s no damage from ground vibration or structural issues. We had suspicions since one of the buildings is just 9 metres away but there’s no damage. Our largest challenge was the robust structure of the twin towers. We are very happy with the results.

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