Tours Gabarre: The demolition has started

The moment long awaited by some or dreaded by others was therefore launched this Monday afternoon. The high-rise excavator will therefore gradually destroy the floors between the 19th and 8th floors with its clamps. The final phase of this deconstruction

FJO. with O. Lancien and E.Stimpfling

Posted on July 5, 2021 at 4:36 p.m.,

updated July 5, 2021 at 5:33 p.m.

It was shortly before 4 p.m. that the high-rise excavator started to move. It is she who will allow the destruction to begin. Using its formidable pliers, it attacks the very elements of the building. Piece after piece, she breaks them up from the frame and begins the slow reduction of the first of the three towers she will have to demolish.

First shovel blows

François-Xavier Proffit, site supervisor

François-Xavier Proffit Site supervisor

And perhaps to play down the moment, the managers of Cap Excellence and Sikoa wanted these first moments to take place in an atmosphere of fair. Quadrille dancers, chosen for the event, are the first to launch the ball. And the animator for the occasion does not hesitate to offer games for the animation. The public is also consistent, proof that this demolition is of interest to many, even if it is not necessarily the same for all.

the quadrille of all Gabarre

More discreet are those who observe from afar everything that is happening around the towers and who have a twinge of heart. Because they lived there and it’s their house that is being demolished

©E. Stimpfling


– Last looks at the towers, their big and small stories

– Tours Gabarre: A past that is collapsing with shovels

SEE AS ​​WELL : File on the demolition of the Gabarre towers

File on the demolition of the Gabarre towers


Tours Gabarre demolition started

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