Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
memebag

Tower Crane Photos

Do you love cranes and what they represent?  

34 members have voted

  1. 1. Do you love cranes and what they represent?

    • I love cranes and what they represent.
      22
    • I am indifferent to cranes and what they represent.
      12
    • I loathe cranes and what they represent.
      0


Recommended Posts

lol

dido. guess we're about to find out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And if you're unsure what they represent, consult Sigmund Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
So whooping cranes are making a miraculous comeback from the bring of extinction...big deal. :mellow:
Wait, are we talking about plumbing fixtures

or stationery?

It's been done already. See thread here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On a more serious note, yes I enjoy seeing cranes.

My father was a crane operator. While he was employed as such (circa 1950-1980) cranes lacked many of the refinements of modern heavy construction machinery. A couple of months ago, I sat on the balcony outside the food court at Houston Center, and marveled at the ease with which the operator controlled his machine. So far as physical effort goes, a five year old could have done his job. Modern cranes are controlled not much differently than video games.

In my father's day, clutches and brakes were applied by sheer muscle power. There was no such thing as a flabby crane operator. Further, his strength was all that stood between life and death to those who depended on him. When tons of steel or concrete are being moved, precisely, there's no room for inattention or weakness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't forget the homeless. The Lyondell crane toppled over in fear after a homeless man was spotted panhandling around the plant. I bet the homeless man was a Katrina person who slept in an abandoned apartment complex and took Metro to the plant.

Edited by MetroMogul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Another one yesterday.

Crane Topples in Kingwood

Do you think it's a conspiracy?

There was another tip over of a large crane somewhere in Texas yesterday, thought for sure someone would post on here.

This could become another craze like tipping over cows right? :mellow:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There was another tip over of a large crane somewhere in Texas yesterday, thought for sure someone would post on here.

This could become another craze like tipping over cows right? :mellow:

It was in Smithville. One man dead. They were doing bridge work. Does seem like a lot lately.

http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=876...;nav=menu73_2_8

Edited by crunchtastic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then there was the one up near Dallas? just Sunday or Monday that was lifting that church steeple to the top and it tipped over and of all places landed on a senior/elderly couple in their car. The poor man was killed instantly, it took an hour to get the lady out of the mangled mess.

Big time law suit for sure. :(

Edited by Vertigo58

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

no actually, we don't discriminate. You can include any other kind of people as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
There was another tip over of a large crane somewhere in Texas yesterday, thought for sure someone would post on here.

This could become another craze like tipping over cows right? :mellow:

Could it be terrorism?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No. Trump is only 1,362 feet tall. The Sears Tower is 1,450 to the roof and 1,729 to the tip of its west spire.

If you're the sort of person who includes antennae in building heights, the John Hancock Center is also taller than Trump at 1,506 feet.

I think the question is how tall is the crane on top of the building itself?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think the question is how tall is the crane on top of the building itself?

The crane's long gone, but at the time it was up the operator's cab was probably around 1,250 feet. The spire was assembled by helicopter.

Here's the view of the Trump building from my bedroom window:

TrumpInternationalHotelandTower-Jan09-058a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The crane's long gone, but at the time it was up the operator's cab was probably around 1,250 feet. The spire was assembled by helicopter.

Here's the view of the Trump building from my bedroom window:

TrumpInternationalHotelandTower-Jan09-058a.jpg

It's been pretty impressive to see this project go up over the past several years.

Hey editor, good to see another Chicago area Houstonian. I'm over in Naperville, but make my way into the city for Bears and White Sox games frequently, not to mention the museums and dinner outings for work.

Edited by Bombero451

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the club, I'm in the south loop and from the looks of the picture, the editor must live in Streeterville ?

The riverwalk area in naperville is great and so is their downtown...I've spent a lot of time out there over the past 5 yrs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bombero, your avatar is priceless my friend.

Thank you, made it myself. :D

Join the club, I'm in the south loop and from the looks of the picture, the editor must live in Streeterville ?

The riverwalk area in naperville is great and so is their downtown...I've spent a lot of time out there over the past 5 yrs.

The river area is nice. I live just south of downtown Naperville, 5-7 minutes by car and 20 or so by bike.

I''ve been here for over 10 years and love the place. I'm also a bigtime Chicago Fire fan, so if you make your way to Bridgeview ever, let me know. My friends and I tailgate before every game (3+ hours before kickoff). Come on by.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Join the club, I'm in the south loop and from the looks of the picture, the editor must live in Streeterville ?

Here:

JohnHancockCenter-008.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we love cranes :) hehe

Crane company opens Houston headquarters

Holt Crane & Equipment has opened its new headquarters in Houston to sell and service Link-Belt brand mobile cranes throughout most of Texas.

The company, a division of San Antonio-based Holt CAT, moved into a 20,000-square-foot space at 7010 Northeast Loop near Homestead Road. The company purchased and renovated the space which had been damaged after Hurricane Ike. An additional 10,000 square feet is available for expansion.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it possible to love a Crane with a debilitating sex addiction if he makes Nazis look like idiots on a regular basis?

hogan-trio-sized.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since everyone here loves cranes and pictures of them, I wanted to create a thread where I can share with you my personal pictures of cranes and crane work to give you all a glimpse of what I do.

Feel free to add all of your crane pics, as I will be constantly updating this thread.

I will start with pics of a tower crane being dismantled. The crane on the ground is a Demag AC 500-2, which has roughly over 600 short tons of capacity. You will see the process of how it's done. Also, if you have any questions, feel free to ask me! :)

Enjoy!

OmLppNal.jpg

p2oDlFOl.jpg

uMftE0wl.jpg

6E5Ve6tl.jpg

iUgPhlQl.jpg

XlSzSYql.jpg

i8hbCtIl.jpg

tIINQIOl.jpg

IgThElnl.jpg

8GwsmXe.jpg

IqI53wd.jpg

ytcA5EJ.jpg

XmAtu9b.jpg

WRireAo.jpg

op5AmTS.jpg

ezovG3T.jpg

fEioequ.jpg

zhnMfvS.jpg

DHTsi09.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You use smaller tools to make bigger tools...

(Well, that line has some alternate meanings I didn't initially consider)

Edited by Ross
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You use smaller tools to make bigger tools...

(Well, that line has some alternate meanings I didn't initially consider)

Nah.

I'm going with Aliens. It's the only explanation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Changing out a cell phone tower antenna for Verizon Wireless, can you hear me NOW

What's next an Austin Powers' quote? LAME.

 

Thanks for the pictures. I follow some dude on tumblr & instagram that is a crane operator. He takes awesome pictures but has a nasty habit of squeezing the photos so that buildings look twice as tall and twice as narrow. Tell him to stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...