Switzerland: a three-storey building moved 60 meters further
Linkedin

Switzerland: a three-storey building moved 60 meters further

Paris : France | May 24, 2012 at 10:14 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
Combination of two pictures shows general view of 6200 tonnes heavy and 123-year-old brick building that was moved 60 meters west from its original location at railway station Zurich Oerlikon

Currently in Zurich, Switzerland, a three-storey building has been relocated to allow the expansion of the railway station. It is the largest displacement of building ever made in Europe!

Some 500 people were gathered around to the Oerlikon station to Zurich to attend a show quite rare! An old three-storey building has been placed on the rails to be driven 60 meters further in order to enlarge the station without having to destroy the building. The never seen in Europe! Of course such an operation takes time, of the order of 4 meters per hour, it will not move if easily 6200 tonnes .... To achieve this, it took in a prime time make apparent the foundations, then replace a part of the load-bearing walls by the vertical metal beams, then coat the latter of a concrete wall without touching the ground. A concrete slab has also been cast on the entire distance of travel, while posing over the rails. Finally, the wheels have been added to the length, operated by hydraulic presses in order to enable mobility. Months of preparations have paid off, the operation was a success. Rolf Iten, the technical manager of the operation would recount his doubts before the start of the relocation: "What makes us concern, which is the ground. On the new location we do not know whether it will withstand the weight of the building that we bring. We will monitor it closely, but it is a source of concern".
1 of 2
Next
Combination of two pictures shows general view of 6200 tonnes heavy and 123-year-old brick building that was moved 60 meters from its original location at railway station Zurich Oerlikon
Combination of two pictures shows general view of 6200 tonnes heavy and 123-year-old brick building that was moved 60 meters from its original location at railway station Zurich Oerlikon
gloriacalzita is based in Quezon, Central Luzon, Philippines, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.