Flying crane seen in New York city
Crane ‘flies’ over New York City street to land atop Tiffany & Co. construction project
One giant crane lifted another, flew it seven stories through the air and deposited it on top of the iconic Tiffany & Co. building in midtown Manhattan.
The smaller fully counterweighted, 205,000-pound LTM 1130 crane was employed building a three-floor, glass-walled addition that will crown the existing limestone-and-granite historic building that Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard made even more famous in the 1961 movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
To put the LTM 1130 in place, New Jersey-based McLaren Engineering Group leveraged an even larger crane, the 500-ton Liebherr LTM 1500 – a piece of equipment its manufacturer boasts is the “most successful large crane of all time”— and 363,800 pounds of counterweight ballast.
But that crane had to be assembled at street level before it could lift the more diminutive LTM 1130 into place.