China uses 198 robotic legs to “walk” and relocate a 7,600-ton historic building

In 1935 the Lagena Elementary School was built. A five-story building weighing 7,600 tons. The authorities of Shanghai in China wanted to relocate this historic school to accommodate a new project and for this they have used an innovative method.

It is not the first time that a building of this size has been moved, but the method used is striking. Instead of using rails or cranes, as is often used for these maneuvers, it was decided to use up to 198 robotic legs.

Robotic legs to move the building 20% ​​faster

The work can be seen through the video of the Chinese state channel CCTV. We leave it below so you can see how the engineers raised the building and made it “walk” around the city.

Moving the building was not easy. According to information on Chinese television, the maneuver took a total of 18 days and ended on October 15. A little over two weeks to move the building completely, lift it and little by little move a total of 61.7 meters and rotate its orientation by about 20 degrees.

Chinese legs

Project engineers describe that robotic legs “mimic human feet”, but beyond the curious effect of “walking”, they explain that the advantage is that 20% time saved compared to traditional methods through rails.

At the new location in Huangpu District, the building will be restored. It is the first project of its kind carried out by the city and will serve so that in the original place a shopping center is built and some offices on an area of ​​390,000 square meters.

Via | BBC


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