A 5,000-tonne hotel was moved northward by 35.56 meters after 40 hours of effort in central China’s Hunan Province without any demolition work.
The entire building was lifted onto an enormous metal base. More than ten tracks were built and thousands of metal poles slowly rolled, transporting the building northward.
The relocation is reported to be the largest brick building to make such a move, although more than 200 buildings in China have made this kind of moves
The Xiangjiang Hotel was designed to host foreign guests. It combines Soviet architecture with a Chinese-style rooftop. After the displacement, the hotel will undergo renovation.