Overlooking the strip10 June 2020
Morrow Equipment chose five Liebherr 542 HC-L 18/36 tower cranes for the construction of the Resorts World Las Vegas resort and casino.
Located on the former site of the Stardust Resort and Casino—on the north end of the famous Las Vegas Strip—the new hotel and casino will have two towers, about 3,500 rooms and suites and 350,000 sq ft of meeting and banquet space. With a cost of $4.3bn, it will be Vegas’s most expensive project of its type to date. It is scheduled to open in 2021.
Morrow’s customer, Las Vegasbased W. A. Richardson Builders, selected the Liebherr 542HC-L 18/36 cranes with the assistance of Morrow’s team based on their robust capacities and fast line speeds. They have all reached a hook height of 686ft (209m) and are being used for all construction activities, such as setting steel, and placing concrete and forms.
Luffing jib cranes such as the 542 HC-L 18/36 are designed for working on tall buildings or in particularly small spaces. HC-L cranes allow level luffing: when moving the load, the control system automatically adjusts the hoist gear so that the load hook is moved horizontally.
“Morrow continues to be the leader in the industry, maintaining a young fleet of Liebherr tower cranes,” said Morrow’s vice president of operations Peter Juhren. “Our strong relationship with Liebherr coupled with our expertise in the tower crane industry ensures a seamless experience for our customers.
We continue to work out complex projects for our customers, working several high-profile jobs currently, including the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant nuclear reactor project in Georgia, and the new Microsoft Campus in Washington state.”
Established by brothers John and Richard Morrow in Salem, Oregon in 1968, the company currently has a fleet of 571 cranes.