Demolitions are very popular. People will flock to see an ugly, hated building being destroyed, and not simply because that building is ugly and a blight on the landscape. Some people just enjoy demolitions. There is something thrilling about watching a huge building being reduced to rubble in front of your very eyes, something exciting about watching a seemingly permanent structure disappear forever in just a few moments. We use the German word schadenfreude to mean enjoyment of other's misfortune, but literally it refers to the 'joy of destruction'.
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