A Viennese waltz

11 October 2017 by Sotiris Kanaris

Around 20 Liebherr EC-H and EC-B tower cranes were carefully choreographed for the construction of the Austria Campus, a 303,000 sq m urban development in the Second Municipal District of Vienna.

According to the developer, Signa Holding, five modern, sustainable office complexes with ideal public transport links are to be built on the site of the former Vienna North railway station by 2018. The Campus' own infrastructure includes a hotel, a wide range of retail outlets, a conference centre, a medical centre, a kindergarten and a canteen.

The numerous Liebherr tower cranes in action on the site ensure that around 24,000t of steel can be handled.

Liebherr said the construction work on the Austria Campus is currently one of the largest projects taking place anywhere in the country.

“The material excavated from the trenches, 600,000 cubic metres, is enough to fill around four million bathtubs,” the manufacturer said.

At peak periods there are up to 2,200 construction workers on the site.