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Crane in a day.

Raising a crane in Manhattan in one day by a professional group of crane erectors NYR (New York Riggers). Ostensibly an ad for the group but the film gives a good idea of the joints between sections and the pins that go through them and the effort required to push them home! 1.55+

credit to video maker; Krista from Kimbaka.com

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Added: May-10-2012 
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Location: New York, United States (load item map)
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  • Jimmy Lomma (owner of new york crane) is such a scumbag and he should be in prison and he shouldnt even be allowed to put up another tower crane. I had to recover his crane in '08 that collapsed and killed 7 people because the rigging crew and engineers botched the jump. Then because he used chinese steel in another tower crane the super structure came of as it was swinging 6 or some months later killing the operator and pinned it on the mechanic who was facing 15 years.

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    • @85cmorning Erecting the crane is the easier part of it, they should have hardhats regardless, jumping the crane is more difficult, this is not jumping. Jumping is where the crane is already working and needs to raise itself with the progress of the building. I can't lie sometimes it is annoying to wear a hardhat.

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    • @85cmorning There definitely not even wearing harnesses, the problem is when you work with cranes and do it so often you become so complacent. You can do the work in your sleep and there's been times I've had 20 tonne counterweights over my head. Not that I enjoyed it but sometimes its unavoidable. It's such a mistake to become complacent because thats when the accidents happen and you're the least prepared.

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    • @CatJuggler A lot of guys who work with cranes don't wear hardhats, i would do erections all the time and it's a bad habit to get into, guys who do this type of work in NYC are probably the most professional there are and extremely good at what they do. It's just a stupid habit they get into to take the hardhat off.

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  • Professional group?It took a whole day?It should take a lot less than a day and does'nt need as many riggers to put up a tower crane.
    Having said that,they probably spent most of the day waiting for trucks to turn up.

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    • @larfer It takes a long time to put up a tower crane with all the logistics involved, the hardest part is getting all your ducks in a row and squeezing through the streets of NYC having the trucks in a staging area without circling all day and not getting in a bind for some unknown reason which happens with cranes ALLLLL THE FUCKKING TIME! And much of the time there are time restrictions as well. I have a crane license but not for tower cranes, fuck that they only get a couple extra bucks an hou More..

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    • @larfer Easy for a Brit to say when there isn't a building over 4 stories in your entire country. :)

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  • must suck to be the person(s) trying to line up bolt holes all day.

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  • Cool! I have always wondered how the hell they did these things.

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  • Nice on Cleaner.

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  • Interesting wee video, I liked it...

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  • Really cool, looks like a fun job...

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