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UPDATE: Demolition of ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA

Posted by ken On January - 28 - 2011


We followed the demolition of the former ABW Channel 2 Television studios in Perth, Western Australia, which are making way for two new apartment buildings.


UPDATE: Demolition of ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA

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We followed the demolition of the former ABW Channel 2 Television studios in Perth, Western Australia, which are making way for two new apartment buildings.

By Monday, 24th January 2011 the television studios, offices, OB garage, props area, operational areas and West Wing were removed. Workers were also chipping away at the Radio building, with the last remnants of the canteen sun-deck and generator plant still remaining. The demolition crew explained that the rest of the radio building will be left and that restoration work has begun on the heritage listed radio building interior.

The Terrace Road TV links tower was removed on Tuesday, 25th January 2011. One crane held a cage for the oxy acetylene torch cutting team, whilst another held the top portion of the tower. Only the top section of the tower will survive to be relocated to the Swan Valley Oasis at 10250 West Swan Road in Henley Brook, Western Australia, where it will be used as a launching point for a flying fox. The other tower segments were crushed as scrap metal.

  • January 7th, 2011 – Most of television buildings now rubble, though Radio and News/Current Affairs buildings still intact.
  • January 19th, 2011 – Half of canteen sun-deck now demolished on adjoining Radio building.
  • January 20th, 2011 – The News/Current Affairs building now wrapped in black fabric on one side to protect the hotel and apartment tennis courts next door.
  • January 24th, 2011 – Workers remove the air-conditioning boiler room at the base of the Radio building.
  • January 25th, 2011 – Links tower removed.
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January 7th, 2011 – Most of television buildings now rubble

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January 19th, 2011 – Half of canteen sun-deck now demolished

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January 20th, 2011 – The News/Current Affairs building wrapped in black fabric

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January 24th, 2011 – Workers remove the air-conditioning boiler room

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Dave Carlisle and Keith Sillars check out the progress

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Tower supports revealed

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Suspended cage for the oxy acetylene torch cutting team

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One crane supports tower whilst another lifts cutting team

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Each section lifted down for crushing as scrap metal

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Only the top section will be kept

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New home for the top section of the tower

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To become a tourist attraction at the Swan Valley Oasis

One Response to “UPDATE: Demolition of ABW Channel 2 Studios in Perth WA”

  1. dialashop says:

    its so sad to see the demolition of ABC building. It was a very nice building, but I suppose we have to progress. The buidling was in a great location, not that far from Perth City Centre where you could do some shopping and then pop back to the building. Oh well, life goes on, but I do a bit feel sad.

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