Strijp R, Eindhoven, once a booming industrial site, is now being transformed into a new residential area. Saturday 8 May 2010, the RAF building, a former Phillips light bulb factory at Strijp R, was imploded, to make space for the future low density neighborhood. In a matter of seconds, the high-rise structure turned into dust without a warning. Most spectators, like myself, were not fast enough to photograph the exact moment it fell. The video below, by ED-TV, shows the implosion in slow motion.
The RAF building, before
The RAF building, after
Video of the implosion
Redevelopment of the neighboring Strijp S complex
Urban plan for Strijp R
Redevelopment of the Philips buildings and sites throughout the city of Eindhoven
Development of the neighboring site, Strijp S