Tower cranes rise from the ashes17 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.