Time-Lapse: Moving a Large Historic Swiss Building on Rollers

Last May in Zurich, the MFO Building, a 19th century 3 story brick office building, was placed on rollers and moved nearly 200 feet over the course of 17 hours. The remarkable feat of engineering was captured in this time-lapse by Swiss photographer Patrick Gautschy. The 260 foot long, 6,200 tonne structure was built in 1889 as part of the Oerlikon machine factory complex. It was slated for demolition to make way for the expansion of a nearby rail station, however a public petition to save the building led to the complex operation to relocate it.

via swissinfo & The Awesomer

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