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During demolition work near Blackfriars he found two complete and forgotten prison cells. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The postwar years had witnessed widespread demolition of historic buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This will account for an increased proportion of work as people consider options other than total demolition. Times, Sunday Times (2010)American sceptics hold that the collapse of the twin towers was caused by expert demolition. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The city centre is still fenced off while demolition work continues. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We had to go around a tunnel because a demolition charge had collapsed the roof. Broken Lives (1993)The enforcers were allegedly taken on by a building firm to speed up a demolition project. The Sun (2014)There will be no shortage of demolition jobs by her critics. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Sometimes the "reality" flow chart is the product of a demolition derby. Christianity Today (2000)Each house converted costs less than demolition and building afresh. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In the end they decided against any demolition work. The Sun (2012)It looked like an explosive demolition charge had collapsed the rock. Broken Lives (1993)Others hail them with great solemnity as demolition jobs on false ways of seeing and feeling. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the new design and the required demolition of buildings has divided architectural opinion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He set a demolition charge on the device before running back. The Sun (2009)Everyone needed time to take stock after the most prestigious solo race had turned into a demolition derby. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She faces 20,000 demolition costs if the town hall rejects new plans. The Sun (2007)She sent 40 vans full of riot police yesterday to protect social workers and the demolition team. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Both marriages are ripe for either refurbishment, or total demolition. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the early 1990s it faced virtual demolition. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its demolition arm tackles projects in Britain and overseas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He returned home to help his father, who had moved on to demolition work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)According to the RWE npower website the total demolition of the site is expected to be complete by the end of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many hours would be needed to plant charges and, as a result, a large team of demolition experts would be necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a geographical gift for German demolition experts; one blown bridge could hold up an army for as long as its ruins could be defended. Whicker's War
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British English: demolition NOUN
The demolition of a building is the act of deliberately destroying it, often in order to build something else in its place.
The project required the total demolition of the old school.
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