In Pics: What Remains of Maradu’s Alfa Serene and Holy Faith H2O
Twin towers of Alfa Serene and Holy Faith H20 were demolished on Saturday, 11 January, morning. 
Twin towers of Alfa Serene and Holy Faith H20 were demolished on Saturday, 11 January, morning. (Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)

In Pics: What Remains of Maradu’s Alfa Serene and Holy Faith H2O

Holy Faith H2O was razed on Saturday.
Holy Faith H2O was razed on Saturday.
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)

Kochi’s luxurious apartments Holy Faith H20 and Alfa Serene were demolished on Saturday, 11 January, at Maradu. I, along with my friend, stayed back at the location to see one final glimpse of the two buildings.

The twin towers of Alfa Serene had 32 floors and Holy Faith H20 had 19 floors. But all that is left of the two structures is a pile of debris. We couldn’t believe that at the same place, the two waterfront high-rise structures had stood.

The controlled implosion was delayed by more than 15 minutes. But when it did happen, it brought the buildings down like a stack of cards and was pretty scary. The impact was so strong that it felt like an earthquake.

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The debris of Alfa Serene.
The debris of Alfa Serene.
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)

Seventeen floors of Golden Kayaloram and Jain Coral Cove’s19 floors will meet the same fate on Sunday morning. All four were ordered, by the Supreme Court, to be demolished as they violate the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) rules.

Section 144 of the CrPC has been enforced within a 200-metre radius of the complexes on Saturday as well as on Sunday.

The twin Alfa Serene towers had a total of 32 floors. 
The twin Alfa Serene towers had a total of 32 floors. 
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)
The buildings came crashing down like a stack of cards.
The buildings came crashing down like a stack of cards.
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)
The controlled implosion was delayed by more than 15 minutes.
The controlled implosion was delayed by more than 15 minutes.
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)
The impact was so strong that it felt like an earthquake.
The impact was so strong that it felt like an earthquake.
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)
As a precautionary measure, houses nearby were evacuated and covered.
As a precautionary measure, houses nearby were evacuated and covered.
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)
Section 144 of the CrPC has been enforced within a 200-metre radius of the complexes.
Section 144 of the CrPC has been enforced within a 200-metre radius of the complexes.
(Photo Courtesy: Rittu J Jacob and Harikrishnan DS)

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