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Abu Dhabi Mina Plaza demolishing creates new world record


Modon Properties official receive the award.

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Modon Properties successfully demolished a building in Abu Dhabi, setting a new Guinness World Records title for the Tallest building demolished using explosives (controlled demolition)


The demolition of the Mina Plaza towers in Mina Zayed area, Abu Dhabi was done in collaboration with strategic partners and a leading demolition company.


Ahmed Al Shaikh Al Zaabi, Director of Delivery at Modon said: “We are pleased that Guinness World Records™ has recognised Modon for the successful and safe demolition of Mina Plaza as the tallest building demolished using explosives in a controlled demolition. This historic milestone for Abu Dhabi reaffirms the capital’s ability to execute mega-projects safely. We are privileged to be appointed as one of the developers tasked to transform key areas of Mina Zayed and are delighted to play a vital role in the redevelopment of such an iconic area etched in history.”  




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“As the Global Authority of Record-breaking Achievements, it’s a pleasure to witness this controlled demolition and verify it as the largest of its kind. This monumental achievement promotes a new beginning for the Abu Dhabi skyline making room for new vibrant developments and designs,” said Danny Hickson, official Guinness World Record adjudicator.



The four large high-rise structure building with 144 floors was demolished in 10 seconds. Using stable non-primary explosives placed in 18,000 drill holes within the structures. 



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