An 85 year old, 5 storey school building in Shanghai, China has been moved from it’s original location to another location in the world most populous country.
The entire school building was moved from it’s position with a new technology device called “Walking Machine.”
To lift the building, about 200 support were attached to the 5 storey building. The support acts as robotic legs, they split into two groups which alternatively rises up and down, with an added sensor which help control the building to move forward.
“It’s like giving the building crutches so it can stand up and then walk,” he said, Lian Wuji, the chief technical supervisor said.
The said school was constructed in 1935 and was move to make space for a new commercial and office complex which would be completed in 2023.
Workers had to first dig around the building to install the 198 mobile supports in the spaces underneath, Lan explained. After the pillars of the building were truncated, the robotic “legs” were then extended upward, lifting the building before moving forward.
It took 18 days for the building to be dug and it was rotated at 21 degrees and moved 62 meters to it’s new location.
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