STK-ID 30841

Various shots of demolition of ancient stone and brick buildings with architectural elements in progress, of bricks falling in clouds of dust, of men pushing large chunks of masonry, tugging on ropes tied to particularly stubborn sections of wall, church in background. Several shots of half-demolished buildings, piles of masonry. Shot of pigeon taking off from half demolished archway, flying off to roof of next building, modern office building in background. Shot of neon sign flashing "Parking 25 cents", ruins of building in background. MS of sections of walls falling, of men demolishing buildings. Long sequence showing lone workmen atop wall, prying blocks of masonry off wall and pushing them down.


Excerpt from
A Is for Architecture
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 16 mm, Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
16mm original kodachrome, 16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486