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Wanda • 1 year ago

The most famous of all the structures at Coral Castle was the stone swinging door, which could be conveniently opened by just using your pinky finger. As it turned out, the door operated on a metal rod that had been inserted into the door, which had been drilled from top to bottom by hand. The door sat on a truck bearing that allowed the door to open smoothly, even by a slight change in the velocity of the wind.

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Entrance to the Coral Castle south of Miami, Florida. This large complex of carefully placed coral rocks was first built ten miles away in Florida City by Ed Leedskalnin. Leedskalnin was a master stone mason, and led a mostly private and simple life in south Florida. Though just five feet tall and one hundred pounds, he managed to quarry, sculpt, and assemble 1,100 tons of coral rock using only the simplest metal tools

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