The crane and my pigs arse

TheIronDuke

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#1
Hello my little Chickadees. Please wash your hands and scrub under your fingernails before responding? Thanks.

Right. First off, the crane. It is 70 floors up above Manhattan. And it has all gone a bit shit-shaped.

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How would one deal with such a situation? It is not like you could bring in a mobile crane to get up to that height. And poodling about undoing bolts with 10 tons of steel girders wafting about in the breeze would seem like a dodgy option.

You cannot blow the legs out, because that will drop the lot onto some of the most expensive real estate on the planet.

I'll come back to to the problem of my pigs arse in time. It is an engineering issue and I would value your input. But for now... the crane. How are the Septics going to sort that one?
 
#3
Helicopter? Big FO helicopter?

Or maybe that hovering UFO they have locked away in Area 51?

Call for superman to lift it away?
 
#5
Its all very simple. Just attach a very long strong cable to the broken bit and gently lower it down.

Or, attach tons of explosives to it and it will vaporise in a huge explosion, which will have them all thinking its a new skyscraper day.
 
#9
Yep. Winches, cables, BFO metalsaws, and lots of scheming little hebes rubbing their hands in delight ove rthe impending insurance fraud opportunities.
 
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goatrutar

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#10
Crane goes up in sections with some sort of hydraulic jacking system. I'd imagine you would lower the whole crane back down to the ground and cut the boom off with a gas axe.
 
#11
(On Ops only) Blow it in Situ using a Steel cutting charge on the remainder of the jib and just let it drop to ground level.


Or,

Wait until the wind drops below 20mph and Secure the damaged structure to the as built steel work on the building using steelwire ropes and shackles.

Then using a man lift from the other cranes, dismantle from the jib end up to the tower, removing the damaged sections up and onto the roof, in conjunction with removing the counterweight at the same time.

ptn:- If the Crane Op had left the crane on free slew it wouldn't have happened as it would have turned away from the wind, cranes can withstand higher windloading than what that one experienced.
 

B_AND_T

MIA
Book Reviewer
#14
Can't we get a couple of friendly middle eastern types with an aircraft to assist.

They brought down a couple of towerblocks near that location a few years ago.
 
#18
I'd start with a risk assessment. By the time that's done and all the lifting equipment has been inspected and the before use registers fiiled it would have fell down of it's own accord.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
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#19
Crane goes up in sections with some sort of hydraulic jacking system. I'd imagine you would lower the whole crane back down to the ground and cut the boom off with a gas axe.
Spoilsport.

Wait until the wind drops below 20mph and Secure the damaged structure to the as built steel work on the building using steelwire ropes and shackles.

Then using a man lift from the other cranes, dismantle from the jib end up to the tower, removing the damaged sections up and onto the roof, in conjunction with removing the counterweight at the same time.
We need a volunteer...
 

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