European Space Agency has released a picture that features the tiny displacements of the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest and its nearby buildings, Romanian Space Agency announced in a statement for local media.
The data come from observations made over the period 2011-2014. The blue dots in the image indicate areas that rise, while red points show sinking areas, explains the agency.
The observations were made using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI), a method that is normally employed to detect and monitor large areas displacements with very high accuracy, the statement reads.
The institution reveals that the technique works best on solid structures such as buildings, roads and railways and can highlight various weaknesses of these structures.
A few details about the behemoth: The Parliament Palace (Romanian: Palatul Parlamentului) from Bucharest is a multi-purpose building containing both chambers of the Romanian Parliament. According to the World Records Academy, the Palace is the world’s largest civilian building with an administrative function, most expensive administrative building and heaviest building.