How cranes are assembled

This is really cool.  How cranes are assembled is one of those things that would never have occurred to me to think about. As it turns out, it’s a pretty complex and creative affair.  Engineers must have spent some serious time thinking through the implications of trying to ratchet such a monstrous and durable item way up in the air.

Watch animations of two different types of cranes going up.

Core77 – Animation explaining how they erect cranes

One thought on “How cranes are assembled

  1. Thanks for sharing a fascinating engineering design! Remember Big Blue crane building Milwaukee’s new stadium?

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