Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Would You Like to Work Here?
I love looking at construction projects all over the city. Lately there are a large number of really tall skyscrapers under construction. Manhattan is like boomtown these days! Most of the tower cranes I have seen have the tower contained within the building under construction, so it can reach the outer walls at each floor. But this crane is way out there by itself. As you can see, there are braces holding the crane to the structure, but still... I get dizzy just looking at it! I did a search, and a couple of references I saw suggested that tower crane operators are paid a LOT of money! And looking at where they work, you can see why. My main question is, how does the operator get all the way up there? That is a LONG way to climb!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 7:52 PM