Wednesday, May 23, 2012

europe's largest building translocation, impressive engineering in zürich

Since yesterday, may 22, 2012, the old administrative building of "Werkzeug- und Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon" (MFO) is being moved 60 meters. The building is 80 meters long and weighs 6.200 tons and has been put "on wheels" for the move. Due to need of space where it had been standing for the last 100 years, the owner decided to move the whole structure. The project is described here on the owner's website:
an animation of the move can be watched here:

see the move captured by webcam here:

i am impressed.