Thursday, April 16, 2009

Odd Ending

This building in Salt Lake City, Utah was build 118 years ago and housed the Internation Order of Odd Fellows. It weighs 5 million pounds. The feds want the space for a court. In order to save the building they have lifted it up on rollers and are going to move it out, turn it around, and set it down on the other side of the street.

The building has been sitting like that since last fall. It has been reported to have suffered structural damage when it was raised. An engineer told ABC4 news that he could not assure than that building would survive the move. The project is going to cost more than 7 million dollars.

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