Building Relocation Projects You Have to See to Believe

If you thought buildings are immovable, think again.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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What do you think of when you think of buildings? Probably large immovable structures. But buildings can indeed be moved. It just takes some special engineering. In this video, we bring you examples of buildings that were moved to entirely new locations and we dare you not to be impressed.

There’s the 120-Ton Old Log House, a 200-year-old building that was lifted from its foundations and moved using beams and rollers. The Cunningham Hall Relocation is a century-old building at the University of Washington that was relocated using dollies and a truck.

A Large 2-Story Slab House was lifted 17 ft (5 m) using unified jacking systems. It took 100 days to complete the move. Finally, a House Lifted Onto Truck was moved by being elevated with jacks. It was then loaded onto big trucks for relocation.

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