How Sweden’s arctic ‘millipede town’ Kiruna is slowly moving

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The town of Kiruna, Sweden, has been undergoing a relocation process since 2014.

The move came amid concerns that a nearby mine would pose danger to the town.

In October 2017, a massive heritage structure was moved -- the seventh in Kiruna.

CNN  — 

Kiruna, a town in northern Sweden, is on the move. Located in Lapland, within the Arctic Circle, the town and many of its 18,000 residents are being relocated to New Kiruna, two miles (3.2 kilometers) to the east over the next 20 years.

During that period, a new town center, municipal buildings and some 3,000 new homes will be constructed. But not everything in the new town will be box fresh – 21 of the old town’s heritage buildings are being transferred.