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Volkswagen brings down 140-tonne steel chimney in world-first demolition
Published:  06 May, 2011

Volkswagen demonstrates the impressive power of its brand new vehicle by using it to demolish a 67-metre high steel chimney at a disused Brewery in Reading.

 

Volkswagen demonstrates the impressive power of its brand new vehicle by using it to demolish a 67-metre high steel chimney at a disused Brewery in Reading. The structure weighed approximately 140 tonnes and stands at nearly the same height as Westminster Abbey.

The chimney would normally have been demolished using a 40 tonne excavator, but after months of careful planning from structural engineers and demolition experts, the Volkswagen Amarok was given the opportunity to be the first pick-up in the world to ever attempt such a task.