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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.
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The owners of a crane damaged in a fatal London helicopter crash last week have begun recovery of the crane, using a giant Ainscough Terex TC 2800-1 lattice boom truck crane.
A helicopter has crashed into a crane in London, killing two people, and leaving parts of the jib hanging over a busy city street.
Potain supplied two cranes, including a giant MD 1100, to work on the recently-completed, record breaking, Russky Island Bridge in Vladivostok.
The final criminal case on two New York tower cranes that collapsed in March and May 2008 has convicted inspector Edward Marquette of unrelated charges.
To dismantle two 18t 21CJ290 flat top tower cranes within cooling towers, where mobile cranes could not reach, Linden Comansa designed a new dismantling device.
Linden Comansa has added 4m of jib to all standard versions of its new 21 LC 660 flat top, launched two weeks ago on 1 July 2012.
Terex has supplied three luffers to Italian contractor Rizzani de Eccher and Swiss contractor Impleni for construction of an Italian bank for San Paolo IMI.
Raimondi has selected a Turkish trade show, Ankomak, for the launch of its latest new crane, the MRT144. Raimondi sold 12 cranes at the Istanbul event.
In its latest report, privately-owned Liebherr says it is seeing its fastest growth in Eastern Europe. A new tower crane factory in Russia is helping it meet that demand.
Potain has introduced its first Asian topless tower crane manufactured at its Zhangjiagang, China production facilities, the MCT 385, filling a gap in the company’s product lines available in Asia.
Ever popular, and seen by many as a show for taking business decisions rather than tyre-kicking, a small audience of dedicated crane-buyers descended on Haydock Park racecource in Merseyside, UK for this year’s Vertikal Days.
Terex has launched the first in a new family of extra-large capacity luffing jib tower cranes, the 45t CTL 650 F45, which will be manufactured at it’s Fontanafredda, Italy facility.
James Lomma has been acquitted of all charges relating to the May 2008 collapse of a tower crane on East 91st Street, New York City, which killed two people.
Following an independent review of health and safety legislation in the UK, British workplace health and safety regulator the HSE has announced proposals to drop its public tower crane database. Despite costing the regulator £51,000 to run, only three members of the public queried the database.
A Terex AC350/6 has been demonstrating the firm’s Easy Luffing Jib Rigging System on a challenging and congested city centre job dismantling a roof top tower crane in Tokyo, Japan.
Texas Crane Services has been assisting repairs to a section of the Lake Bastrop Dam, Texas, using a Grove RT530E-2, a job only made possible by its new 550USt GMK 7550.
An inquest jury investigating the deaths of two men killed by a collapsing tower crane in London, UK on 26 September 2006, has returned a narrative verdict, after being instructed by the coroner not to consider an unlawful killing verdict.
US hire firm Maxim Crane Works is using Terex Cranes’ new Transfer Masts with two newly purchased SK575-32 hammerhead tower cranes for construction work on a hospital expansion project.
Manitowoc has started working with GPS manufacturer Trimble to develop productivity-enhancing positioning technology and software for cranes.
Manitowoc has reported the first Potain self-erecting tower crane delivered to India has completed its first job, helping to build a movie theatre on top of a shopping mall in Pune.