Wally Wallington

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Wally Wallington
NationalityAmerican
OccupationRetired construction worker
Known forConstruction techniques
Notable work
Stonehenge replica

Wally Wallington is a retired construction worker from Lapeer County, Michigan, who has demonstrated methods for a single person to achieve the construction and manipulation of massive monoliths.

Work[edit]

He has constructed a concrete Stonehenge-like structure using only materials and techniques that do not rely on any modern machine-powered technology. He has demonstrated this technique[1] on the Canadian science television program Daily Planet[2][3] and also for the Discovery Channel.[4]

Technique[edit]

His technique uses simple machines such as levers aided by counterweights and pivots. He says that he has successfully singlehandedly "walked" a twenty-ton barn and multi-thousand-pound concrete blocks using a beam lever and two pivots beneath the object and near the center of mass. These techniques might be comparable to those used by Edward Leedskalnin when he had single-handedly constructed his massive Coral Castle in Florida.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Wendland (2004-10-04). "Web Site Shows Old Skills Moving Mountain Of Rock". Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-02-15.
  2. ^ "Daily Planet clip". Archived from the original on 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  3. ^ "same Daily Planet clip with moving pictures". Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
  4. ^ "Simple building. Stonehenge Reloaded by only one white man!!!". Archived from the original on 2021-12-14.
  5. ^ "The Mysterious Coral Castle".

External links[edit]

  • Official website "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-15. Retrieved 2006-10-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)