The Machine Factory Oerlikon being pushed westwards
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Swiss company moves 6,200 tonne building 60 metres

A 122-year-old, 6,200 tonne building in Zurich is being moved 60 metres westward to make way for the expansion of a nearby railway.

The ambitious project, two years in the making, has involved freeing the foundations of the Machine Factory Oerlikon building before loading it onto a dedicated rail track.

Eric Camara reports.

  • 22 May 2012
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