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This entire 30,000 ton Chinese building was rotated 90 degrees in unprecedented project

You could call it the most powerful move in the world.
  • In order to make way for a high-speed railway station, Chinese engineers had to move a bus station
  • They moved the 30,000-ton bus station 945 feet, while rotating it 90 degrees
  • More than 500 alternating walking machines were installed beneath the building so it could reach its final position step by step

Published on Nov 28, 2023 at 7:47PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Dec 7, 2023 at 1:14PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis
This entire 30,000 ton Chinese building was rotated 90 degrees in unprecedented project

There’s engineering marvels, then there’s this.

Engineers in China have moved an entire building 945 feet and rotated it 90 degrees.

That’s an epic feat, considering the bus station weighs a whopping 30,000 tons (60,000,000 pounds).

The last time we saw something as remarkable as this was when a group of construction workers moved a 2,650-ton (5,300,000 pounds) bridge using dish soap.

A 30,000-ton bus station is a different kettle of fish, though – especially when it’s 530-feet long (161 meters) and 110-feet wide (33 meters).

Plus, they didn’t use dish soap to move it either.

Instead, they installed more than 500 alternating walking machines beneath the building, so it could reach its final position step by step.

They managed to do it, too – and didn’t even break a pane of glass in the process.

WATCH THE 30,000-TON BUILDING GET UPROOTED AND ROTATED 90 DEGREES IN THE VIDEO BELOW!

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