Moving a 7,600 ton apartment building to create a boulevard in Alba Iulia, Romania, 1987.

July 5, 2017  —  By

The engineers decided to split the 7,600 tonnes structure in two halves. One half was moved on the right side of the boulevard, the other one on the left by digging under the building, putting railways and wheels and moving it 55 meters away with the help of a network of hydraulic jacks placed under the framework that was fixed under the structure to support its weight.

The whole operation took place without any incident in less than six hours.

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