Integrity: Its what you do when no one is looking

yoinkie (@yoinkie) 8 years, 9 months ago

I recently came across a story that gave me a whole lot of feels inside of me. There is a 40 story building in Japan being demolished in the most unconventional method. Instead of the usual demolision with explosives, instead they are dissembling it piece by piece, level by level.

When you demolish a building, you are sending dust and debris into the air and atmosphere. You are also wasting all the materials used, and risking potential neighboring building damage. Its quick, easy, and cheap.

This new method, however isnt quick, easy or cheap. They have taken 7 months to take apart 100 feet of the building, and its going to take several more months to complete the project. Its also very expensive, as they need hundreds of staff and thousands worth of tools to desemble the building. So why are the doing it? For one, there is no dust. No debris, and basically no footprint left on the earth and atmosphere. They are also taking all materials they take apart and sending it to recycling for reuse. The cranes and construction machines they are using also generate their own power, so basically they are creating their own energy to dissemble the building.

No one told them to do this, and hell, no one would have cared if they just blew the building down. Thats what everyone else in the world has always done. But this company, for whatever reason, wanted to be better. This is the definition of love. Caring about your world, the earth, and the future even when no one would care if you didnt. This is one of the most beautiful stories ive come across in the corporate world. It brought me to tears how much these people actually care. I just wanted to share the story with you, because it deserved to be shared. They are living for a higher existence. Please feel free to post any other gems you have come across, that really made you appreciate the effort people put in, without expecting much in return.

Here is a super cool time lapse video of this building:

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2013/01/17/shrinking-building-japan-demolition/

March 2, 2013 at 7:40 pm
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