Heritage School ‘Walks’ to New Location

An 85-year-old primary school has been lifted off the ground—in its entirety—and relocated, using start-of-the-art technology dubbed the “walking machine”.

The Lagena primary school in central Shanghai is now set to become a centre for heritage protection and cultural education after being moved to make space for a new office complex.

Construction technology company Shanghai Evolution Shift are responsible for the engineering feat, which involved 200 mobile supports.

The hydraulic lifts were split into two groups, alternately rising up and down in order to “walk” the 7,600-tonne building. Continue reading here

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