SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Work crews delicately moved the massive framework of Pier 70’s Building 15 several hundred feet on San Francisco’s waterfront Wednesday, making way for redevelopment of the historic shipyard.

The building — longer than a Boeing 767 — had been stripped down to its steel frame work but still weighs 153.5 tons. Engineers attached cable bracing at high and low points to the building — which has been placed on 16 massive dollies — and then connected them to three large pull rigs to facilitate the move.

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The project developer — Forest City — said the structural frame was moved and was being preserved to form a signature feature of the new Pier 70 neighborhood.

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It will be a canopy over the new extension of 22nd Street, but to build a new road the structure had to be moved 200 feet south. Now the neighborhood infrastructure will be built and will be raised nearly 10 feet to accommodate sea level rises.

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The project is along San Francisco’s Central Waterfront adjacent to the Dogpatch neighborhood and a public-private partnership with the Port of San Francisco.