5-Story Building “Walking”?

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In Shanghai, China they preserved a 85 year-old primary school from being demolished by to attaching nearly 200 mobile supports under the 5-story building. Lan Wuji the chief technical supervisory for the relocation said, “After the pillars of the building were cut, the robotic legs were then extended upward, lifting the building then moving forward”.

The building was moved due to a new office complex that was planned to be built there, which will be completed in 2023. Over the course of 18 days, the 7,600 tons structure was moved 18 degrees and 203 feet away from its previous location. The school was finally relocated on October 15 and over the course of 18 days, the structure was moved 18 degrees and 203 feet away from its previous location.