- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: September 13, 2007
It's almost impossible to build anything these days without knocking something down first. But what becomes of an entire building's worth of waste?
- Scrap or treasure? What happens to machines once their useful life has ended?
- An innovative look at the ultimate in ''reuse, recycle, reduce.''
- Bottles and cans are easy, but how do you recycle an entire demolished building?
All creations, great or small, have a limited lifespan. BONEYARD is a visually captivating and richly informative new series from THE HISTORY CHANNEL® that uncovers the beneficial afterlife of our age's defunct technology. From trains to ships to demolition debris, learn the innovation, creativity and technical prowess that make waste useful again.
As our cities and industrial centers age, as the supply of empty land dwindles, and as our demand for new structures accelerates, in order to build anything new we must first demolish structures. And where there's waste, there's a BONEYARD.
Whether painstakingly disassembled piece by piece, smashed by a wrecking ball, or imploded with explosives, today's demolition sites are BONEYARDS unto themselves.
Long gone are the days when debris was simply shipped to landfills or dumped in the water to form jetties. Now nearly every component of a building - from rubble to decorative fixtures - will find a new use.
There is great value not only in the structural materials, such as concrete, brick and steel, but also in a wide array of vital, non-structural items like copper wire, stairways, plumbing, insulation, ventilation systems and even glass. For many of the grander structures, hand-crafted and unique architectural features are carefully removed and restored to new life.
In this episode, see how the demolition BONEYARD is a vast and efficient industry providing the expertise, skills, and the increasingly specialized tools to make sure nothing goes to waste.