Demolition specialist Jet Demolition successfully completed a three-building implosion project in the Maradu region of Kochi in Kerala, India.
This is the first time a high-rise building in that country has been demolished by means of implosion. The three high-rise apartment buildings were the 20-storey Holy Faith H2O, the 18-storey Jains Coral Cove, and the 16-storey Golden Kayaloram.
The former was imploded successfully on Saturday 11 January 2020, while the latter two were imploded successfully on Sunday 12 January 2020. All three buildings were located within 1.5 km of each other. Due to the fact that an urgent demolition order for the three buildings had been issued by the Supreme Court of India for violating building regulations, Jet Demolition had only 2.5 months from inception to successful completion.
The fast-track project saw the team work 12 to 16 hours a day, seven days a week.