Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hot Crane-on-Crane Action!

Did you know that it takes a crane to make a crane? Well, it does. And sometimes it takes two cranes to un-make a crane. Yesterday was a prime example of that. I went out for a walk in the morning and when I hit 3rd & Cedar, this was the scene:

As you can see, a very large crane is taking down an even larger crane. I believe the building's name is the Alto. It's a popular size of saxophone, so why not? The building itself is quite unattractive; it looks like some kind of expensive Scandinavian air conditioner. But the de-craning was quite dramatic. Here it is from another angle:

I think that this was all taking place more than 200 feet above the ground. Once, however, the various pieces and components were removed, they were deposited on Cedar St. where they were loaded onto a flatbed by a second crane. Observe:

It's a little tough to see there, but that's the other crane in the foreground. I saw some of the action and then I left. All in all, yesterday was a fine day for cranes in Belltown.


Anonymous said...

Such has always fascinated me, but I've never before seen such a photo & narrative thread. Thanks.

Hoists India said...
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Hoists India said...

HOT Crane is used commonly in construction/ manufacturing industry. These are temporary structures, and is either fixed or mounted.