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Birdcage slide

The old Birdcage hotel in Auckland is sliding very slowly up the hill to temporarily make room for a new tunnel (which will help that city’s enormous traffic jams for a wee while). The move is pretty slow, as this time lapse shows, as the old brick hotel was not very strong in the first place. The last thing it needed was to be put on skates.

01.09.10 in buildings weird-wonderful

House > smithereens

In the NZ Herald : “House blows apart on highway” – speeding?

18.07.09 in weird-wonderful 

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