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Old Posted Jan 25, 2024, 11:39 PM
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Tallest structure ever moved on land

In 1958 a 280 metres tall radio mast of the "Europe 1" transmitter in Felsberg-Berus had to be moved a way of 104 metres, otherwise the radiation pattern would have shown in the wrong direction. In order to perform this, the mast was lifted on a special railcar running on two tracks in paralell. On these tracks the mast was slowly moved, whereby the guys had to be adjusted permanently.
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I believe, this was the tallest object ever moved on earth.
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Old Posted Apr 6, 2024, 12:35 PM
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here is a list of the 10 heaviest structures ever moved — spoiler below —

https://science.howstuffworks.com/en...kind-moved.htm


if you don’t want to read it interestingly it was the titanic in 1911 until fairly recently when a heavier ocean oil rig platform was moved. a desalinization evaporator was the heaviest thing moved on land.

of course on the controversial side ancient astronaut theory would tell us the pyramids were moved around —

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Old Posted Apr 24, 2024, 11:23 PM
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Moving a guyed mast requires the adjustement of its guy wires during the move, which requires the coordination of multiple winch operations at different sites.
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