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Working at 1,000 feet!

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It’s safe to say that in this industry, workers need to be capable of operating under extreme conditions. This picture was taken from the 93rd floor of One World Trade Center in New York City. AN excerpt from the original article in July 2012 explains the details of this incredible production:

Over 1,000 feet above the streets of New York City, workers dangle precariously from a crane extending from the 93rd floor of One World Trade Center.

With nothing more than safety harnesses protecting them from a deadly fall, the brave workers operate at vertigo-inducing heights as the building approaches its topping out height of 1368 feet. Their awesome view extends across Manhattan island, with the Empire State Building visible in the distance, which One World Trade Center replaced as the tallest skyscraper in New York City in April of this year. A $3.8 billion replacement for the original World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, which were destroyed in the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001, One World Trade Center’s steel skeleton extends above floor 104 and concrete is being added above the 93rd.

It was estimated that this month construction of the main structure would reach its expected 1,368 feet, leaving only the 408-foot-tall telecommunications spire to be installed, beginning this summer.  The daredevil workers are part of multiple teams working to install the concrete casing around the steel rivets as the building rises to its final height of 1,776 feet. Formerly called the Freedom Tower and located at the northwest corner of the original WTC site, the skyscraper is being constructed according to a revised design that was finalized in June 2005.

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Little JMG courtesy of our Inspector

One of our inspectors from Cranes Aerial Truck Service sent over this picture of an electric mini JMG. With such intense heat outside, he must have appreciated not needing to climb all over this piece of equipment for the annual third party inspection! Stay cool!

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Crane Carrying the Moon



This picture was taken at just the right moment.

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Meeting of the Minds

Jay recently attended the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) Annual Meeting in Florida. The Governing and Advisory Boards meet once a year to discuss any changes, modifications, and updates tot he accredited crane operator program. It’s a lot of work, but they also know how to have a good time. The meetings consist of the brightest and most knowledge experts in the crane industry, truly a meeting of the minds.

Of course, all work and no play makes Jay a dull boss, so he took some breaks to work on his selfie skills while mingling with the best of the best.

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Jay poses outside in the Florida sun with CIC Admins Amanda Branton (left) and Jeanie Coleman (right).

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Representing the North, Jay meets up with the always delightful Ann Campagnone, who works for Crane Institute of America in Sanford, Florida.

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A break in meetings allows Jay and Vice President of Crane U, Brian Hope, to pose for a picture.


Tennessee River Walk

This week, President of Cranes101, Jay Sturm, spent some time in Chattanooga, TN. He was working on a consulting case for an accident investigation. But he managed to rustle up some down time, and spent it site seeing! While enjoying a stroll along the Tennessee River, he stumbled upon a Link Belt LS that was driving sheets onto the shore line. You can see the river boat int he background.

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Here, Jay poses by the River tours. We’re glad our boss got to soak up some sun before returning to Massachusetts today where, of course, we’ll be having more snow tonight. Oh well, all good things must come to an end.

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Until next time!