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October 4, 2010 |
In: Architecture, Awesome, Mind Blowing
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wtf just move a whole house
most of the homes that are moved like this are homes that are of historical significance, like homes of political figures and artists/actors what have you. Most historical societies would pay top dollars to have these houses moved out of encroaching urban sprawl than to have them lost forever to the wrecking ball.
These are cool pictures and all . . . . but where are the fails? . . . I want to see the houses that never made it to "point B".
this is the new biggest craze in Hollywood. why drive an escalade when you can drive a house.
If you've never seen a house moved like this in person, it is really interesting. So many challenges. As said above, these houses are typically protected by a historical society or mandate and can't just be torn down. The problem is that the property the house is presently sitting on can be really valuable / ready for redevelopment / etc. So, to develop the existing property, the house has to be moved to a new site. An old church near me was moved a few years ago. The road was being expanded and the church (historically significant) was in the way.
They'll never be the same, like wrecking a car, it will always have some sort of problem after wards.
That may be true in some cases. However, if the job is done right, even with all the flexing and twisting of the structure, if it is set on a solid foundation, after refurbishing by competent contractors, and an adequate "settling" time, I would think problems would be minimal. No more so than with any old building. Probably better with a new foundation.
I'm out'a here….
most of these were made of cardboard. I'm not surprised that when a bit of breeze comes they fold like a cheap hooker who got hit in the stomach by a fat guy with sores on his face. in Europe, the houses are actually ATTACHED to the foundations by means of concrete and steel. the only way you can move them is to blow the f*ck outta them.
retarded people shouldnt be allowed to talk
miniek obviously know what hes talking about….hes an expert in blowing the f*ck outta things!
In North America we have tools capable of cutting concrete and steel.
So, yeah I prefer concrete masonry with stucco walls outside.
Craziness. Calvin Hall, a huge building here at the University of Iowa was moved years back using basically the same methods minus the use of modern day equipment of course.
random yes, interesting no
oh….u were serious about the whole house thing…i thought it would be some fat asses or something…u have failed me bob.
My house was a modular, came rolling down the street brand new on 4 tractors…Had the basement/foundation poured then had the structures mounted on top if it
Those truck drivers get paaaaiiid
In 1957 while the St Lawrence Seaway was under constuction, our whole town,(Iroquois) and several other towns along the Seaway were moved back from the shores. The houses are still standing, and some are from the late 1800's .
hey, where'd my house go ?
Optimus prime is not pleased.
I once lived in a house that was composed of two houses. One had been put on skids
and drug by teams of horses and attached to the other.
I once gave a fuck
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