Reichu: Does this shot really have any relevance to the battle whatsoever?
felineki: In a way, it does… You have to remember that every time an Angel shows up and stuff is blowing up, buildings and such are getting trashed. The damage is in the very least an inconvenience, as Fuyutsuki lets us know in an upcoming episode.
Sephizim: I like moments where you see the collateral damage on a smaller scale like this. The Rebuild movies do this a lot more than the original series did, but I like little inserts like this one.
Reichu: The funny thing, of course, is that, most of the time, the property damage isn't even the Angel's fault.
Kendrix: Yay, explosions!
Again, little details of destruction showing vaguely human-sized objects help to create the "big impression" of something HUGE attacking/the battle being very real and very close.