Last May, all 6,944 tons of Zurich's MFO Building, a three-story office structure built in 1889, was uprooted and moved all of 200 feet. The process, in which the building was placed on giant rollers and shifted down the block, took 17 hours, all of which were captured on video by Swiss photographer Patrick Gautschy. The MFO building was originally going to be razed to make room for a train station expansion, but some whooping preservationists raised enough public support to make the project contractors relocate it. Watch the feat unfold—all to the tune of some clubby elevator music—below.
· Time-Lapse: Moving a Large Historic Swiss Building on Rollers [Laughing Squid]