With the location, elevation, complexity, and iconic nature of the structure, this project caused many new and complicated challenges for Priestly Demolition.
The project was designed to be completed over two phases as the tower needed to remain open to the public during demolition and reconstruction. This meant security was extremely tight and our team could only get materials out of the tower at night. Every task and delivery had to be planned and scheduled weeks in advance.
This project commenced in October 2017 and was completed in May 2018
PDI IN ACTION
This was a very successful project here at the CN Tower, we ended up finishing the project on time and on budget. We got all of our construction debris out, and all in all delivered a successful demolition project.
Watch Priestly Demolition do the unthinkable—and take down the entire Gardiner Expressway Eastbound Ramp in just 5 weekends. This is a fresh new look at the masters of bridge demolition. See drone footage, time-lapse video, and project highlights of this rapid demo from the PDI team, plus a behind the scenes look at how this project plan comes together, and the people who make it happen.
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The Kobelco 1600, A Gamechanger for PDI
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Victor Mine, Ontario’s First and Only Open Pit Diamond Mine
Must see demolition of the Victor Mine, where calling in for backup isn't an option. Priestly Demolition flies in additional heavy equipment by Hercules aircrafts, to complete the project in this remote location near James Bay in Northern Ontario.
Underwater Demolition of the Glen Miller Dam 3
Priestly Demolition dives into the murky waters of the Trent Severn Waterway—hammering and removing concrete 16 feet below the surface. This underwater demolition provides a whole new set of challenges, but that's nothing new for PDI and the bigger the challenge, the more excited we get. Watch now to see how it's done.
Must See—New Kind of Demolition for Priestly Demolition
Demolition isn't always about smashing buildings to the ground. See how Priestly Demolition is taking the opposite approach for this project.