27 years after the grand opening of the Lufthansa maintenance hall at Munich Riem Airport, the Lufthansa hangar was blown up.
Originally, a corresponding design by the architect Jürgen Frauenfeld was intended to integrate the maintenance hall into the new exhibition center as an industrial monument. However, since asbestos was used in the Lufthansa maintenance hangar, renovation probably did not seem profitable.
On Saturday, November 9th, 1996 at 3:06 p.m., the Lufthansa maintenance hangar was razed to the ground with a 15-kilo Semtex charge in just seven seconds on behalf of the airport company.
The blasting method had proven to be much more effective than mechanical demolition.
The demolition costs totaled around 1.5 million DM, as the necessary asbestos removal had to be carried out before the blasting. For the storage of the asbestos-contaminated materials, 2 storage halls were built.