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20091130 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)
Exploring the demolitions industry through the dismantling of Marischal College, Aberdeen.

Exploring the demolitions industry through the dismantling, brick by brick, of one of the largest granite-faced buildings in the world, Marischal College in Aberdeen.

The college boasts the second largest granite facade in the world; formerly part of the University of Aberdeen, it is undergoing radical change to house the city's new council offices. In order to save the historic frontage, the building is being dismantled piece by piece, leaving only the outer walls. Skilled demolitions workers, stonemasons and archaeologists take apart the fabric of the building, revealing unknown aspects of the its structure and history, and offering insights into the demolitions world.

2009113020181211 (BBC7)
20181212 (BBC7)
Exploring the demolitions industry through the dismantling, brick by brick, of one of the largest granite-faced buildings in the world, Marischal College in Aberdeen.

The college boasts the second largest granite facade in the world; formerly part of the University of Aberdeen, it is undergoing radical change to house the city's new council offices.

In order to save the historic frontage, the building is being dismantled piece by piece, leaving only the outer walls.

Skilled demolitions workers, stonemasons and archaeologists take apart the fabric of the building, revealing unknown aspects of the its structure and history, and offering insights into the demolitions world.

Exploring the demolitions industry through the dismantling of Marischal College, Aberdeen.

The college boasts the second largest granite facade in the world; formerly part of the University of Aberdeen, it is undergoing radical change to house the city's new council offices. In order to save the historic frontage, the building is being dismantled piece by piece, leaving only the outer walls. Skilled demolitions workers, stonemasons and archaeologists take apart the fabric of the building, revealing unknown aspects of the its structure and history, and offering insights into the demolitions world.

Exploring the demolitions industry through the dismantling of Marischal College, Aberdeen.

A look at the demolitions industry through the dismantling of one of the largest granite-faced buildings in the world.

Marischal College in Aberdeen is to house the city's new council offices.

In a bid to save the historic frontage, skilled demolition workers, stonemasons and archaeologists dismantle it piece-by-piece, leaving only the outer walls.

Producer: Katie Burningham

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2009

An exploration of the demolitions industry.