Ancient Church Floating 12m above ground. It weights almost 3500 Tons – That’s 25 Adult Blue Whales!


Art installation? Trick photography? Nope, just a little restoration project going on at Utah’s Provo Temple, which was badly damaged in a fire in 2010. Thankfully, the Church of the Latter Day Saints is salvaging the 112-year-old building with a little architectural levitation.

Engineers gutted the ruined interior, and lifted the structure onto scaffolding about 12m in the air in order to save the facade and add a two-story basement below. The old church didn’t have to be moved at all. It appears to be floating, but there’s no religious trickery going on — just a pretty amazing feat of engineering.

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