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Not Only BuildingsPlay
While often about structures, 'demolition' can refer to destroying anything substantial or symbolic. SlideThe demolition of the old traditions began with the new generation's protests.
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Controlled DestructionPlay
Demolition is planned and controlled, not random destruction, often to make way for new construction. SlideThe controlled demolition of the tower was completed without any damage to nearby buildings.
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Associated with ChangePlay
'Demolition' can imply change, removing the old to make room for something new or updated. SlideThe city's demolition of historic buildings sparked a debate about preservation and modernization.