Demolishing Houses: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Good

From Wired Living Home:
Deconstruction of previous property and Time lapse of deconstruction
Inexplicably, Wired has not provided a straightforward way to embed these 2 videos or link to them directly. They are on the left-hand side of their multimedia page under videos.

House-Part Recycling Centers from This Old House

[Video] Recycling On the Job, Deconstruction from Jetson Green

The Bad

How house demolition is often done

from Open Source Video via Boing Boing

The Ugly

From Treehugger:

112,000 — the amount, in tons, of construction waste buried in US landfills every year.

50 — the percent of construction waste that is salvageable and reusable.

45 — the percent of construction waste that is recyclable.

— the number of mature trees used to construct a new 2,000 square foot house.

Crown Plaza Demolition from