Watch out! Windmill crossing
Right of wind, an ancient Dutch law from the twelfth century, is the reason for lifting a 140 year old windmill. In order reconstruct the foundation, the monument was moved temporarily to the other side of the street. Daams’ molen (Daams’ mill) is the icon of Vaassen, a village in the Netherlands. The construction of a new shopping center causes the monument will be placed out of the wind.
The owner of Daams’ mill refers to the ancient wind law, which now states that a mill must have a free zone of 375 m around to catch enough wind.
Bresser moved the mill (165-ton) temporarily 28m to the other side of the street. Then a new foundation was built at the old location. After six weeks Bresser relocated the mill on the new foundation. Then Bresser jacked the mill up to 5 m above the foundation. Among the mill prefab concrete segments were placed, after which the jackingconstruction lowered the mill to this final position on the concrete segments.