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Posted September 05, 2013 - 08:50 AM

400,000 lb building move.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 09:00 AM

Would definitely be cool to watch. I would imagine it will take a little while just for them to prepare to move it and maybe a day or two for the actual move? 

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 09:52 AM

I bet that would be something to see.  Every once in a while they will have something on TV where they are moving a building and I always find it interesting to watch.  

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 09:55 AM

Yeah, the brick one are tough to, watched one twice that size get moved at a hospital near Boston, I think it was on the Discovery Channel or one of them......




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Posted September 05, 2013 - 10:19 AM

They made a simular Move a few years ago in Des Moines a few years ago. My Brother-in-law and nephews built the foundation on the new site.


Once everything is in place and it is sitting on the trucks, I would imagine they could move it 4 blocks in about 4 hours.


I know years ago, I helped my dad and brother move a 2 bedroom house 1/4 mile.

We had it on the truck and asked for a police escourt. Dad told the police when it would be ready to roll.

They were not there so we rolled anyway. It was on the new site for 1/2 hour when they showed up.

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Posted September 05, 2013 - 12:28 PM

A friemd of mine works in the building trade and asked me one time:

"what holds the bricks together in a building?"

I said:   "the mortar"

he said:   "NO,  the mortar holds the bricks apart!" 


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Yes that would be interesting to watch but a slow process. I've also seen the Discovery Channel show about the company that moved buildings and other heavy objects. Fun to watch but it would be stressful to be in charge of a move like that. A mistake can be very expensive.


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Posted September 05, 2013 - 03:18 PM

My dad moved houses for a while. He wouldn't move a brick house without removing the bricks first, so that they wouldn't fall off going down the road. I hated house moving, too much work jacking the houses up. I don't think he ever moved one on a solid foundation, you have to tunnel under them.

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Posted September 06, 2013 - 12:45 AM

The best show I've ever seen about moving stuff was about the move of a lighthouse in the Carolinas.  Try that on a windy day!:D