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By ZHANG KUN in Shanghai | China Daily | Updated: 2018-06-16 04:42

Jade Buddha Temple On Sept 16, 2017, Shanghai’s Jade Buddha Temple announced that the relocation of its grand hall was completed. The temple was first built in 1882 and named after the two jade Buddha statues in its collection. It was reconstructed in 1918 after the original structure was destroyed by fire. The 2,000-metric-ton structure was moved together with three clay Buddha sculptures and other relics within. Lan Wuji, the founder of Evolution Shift Co, the company responsible for the relocation, said that “the challenge was like walking and carrying a tray of tofu to a destination”. The hall was lifted 1.05 meters and moved 30.66 meters northward.
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