Shanghai Tower moving! Massive Chinese building buildings ITSELF

By Melissa Smethurst This article originally appeared in DailyMail.com A huge new building in the city of Shanghai, China, is moving from its old location to a new site, and cameras are capturing its…

Shanghai Tower moving! Massive Chinese building buildings ITSELF

By Melissa Smethurst

This article originally appeared in DailyMail.com

A huge new building in the city of Shanghai, China, is moving from its old location to a new site, and cameras are capturing its epic journey.

The Shanghai Tower is one of the tallest buildings in China and can be seen from 8 miles away. Despite the giant structure being 600 feet tall and standing a staggering 1356 feet above the ground, most people don’t even look up to see it. This has been their fate for years, as you can see from the footage below.

Now, the building is getting a serious upgrade, but it isn’t going to be moving. Instead, it’s going to be raising and lowering its floors on its own, which explains why a massive crane is being used to assist. The crane seems to be having a hard time in this video, as a metal beam continues to move around it.

Camera shots also show the city of Shanghai getting destroyed in the background. You can see many of the city’s trees are even uprooted to move the building forward.

From the street, you can see the remains of a building that just was obliterated in the footage. You can also see piles of bricks and metal debris being used to help clear the building’s route. As the building is lifted, you can also see the land below fill up with dirt.

The Shanghai Tower is also making its way down, but it’s only just starting. It will then try and break ground on a new building in 2020. The building’s construction process could end by as early as 2026.

While watching this massive construction happening, you can also watch the city around it being destroyed.

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