Tower cranes rise from the ashes

17 June 2009


Two Linden Comansa tower cranes have been supplied to help in the erection of a new 22-storey-high building in Madrid’s business district, replacing the Windsor Tower (Torre Windsor), which was gutted by fire in 2005.

Gruymsa, an official Linden Comansa dealer, has rented out a model 21 LC 550 with a maximum lifting capacity of 18t and a 5 LC 5010 with a 5t maximum lifting capacity for work on site to build the 103.7m-high building, which will open in 2011. It is being built for department store group El Corte Inglés, and will include a seven-storey shopping centre, 11 floors of offices and four service floors. It also includes five floors of underground parking.

The 21 LC 550 has been erected at a height of 69.3m and will grow with the building to a final height of 130m. It has been equipped with a 60m-long jib with a load capacity of 9t at jib-end.


The new tower is rising from the ashes of Windsor Tower which was gutted by fire in 2005 The new tower is rising from the ashes of Windsor Tower which was gutted by fire in 2005
The 21 LC 550 will grow to a final height of 130m The 21 LC 550 will grow to a final height of 130m