climbing crane

climbing crane

[′klīm·iŋ ′krān]
(mechanical engineering)
A crane used on top of a high-rise construction that ascends with the building as work progresses.

climbing crane

A hoisting device used in the erection of high-rise buildings; a vertical mast is fastened to structural members of the building framework and is moved up as the structure rises during construction; a horizontal boom, equipped
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Schwing began his career by designing a climbing crane the construction industry embraced.
The illustrated examples include a braced climbing crane beside a building, and an internal climbing crane inside a building.
Known as "rooftopping," the process involves climbing cranes, chimneys or high-rise buildings unsecured and usually illegally.
He says he started climbing cranes because "that's what I know".
But as assistant superintendent on the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Center's four-story vertical addition, he's mainly climbing cranes. I'm a little bit of an adrenaline junkie, so the height issue is not a big deal, said Giwa, who enjoys sky diving and running obstacle courses in his free time.
Ryan Taylor and Ally Law, who film videos of themselves carrying off daring challenges like climbing cranes and sneaking into abandoned properties, managed to get as far as the front door in their last stunt
The huge devices, known as 'climbing cranes' have been designed to accompany the Tower's growth both externally and internally.
A pair of Liebherr flat-top climbing cranes are being used on the 82-storey Lokhandwala Minerva tower building overlooking the famous Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai.
Leila Deen has a long history of climbing cranes, glueing herself to doors and exposing her midriff at a protest, though quite how the sight of her belly-button helps the environment I don't know.
David Robson, of A&P, said: "People should not be on site climbing cranes.
Perhaps he will now join Fathers 4 Justice - he'd be excused from climbing cranes dressed as Batman
One of the perks of being a newspaper columnist, other than, say, spending five straight hours in coffee shops or climbing cranes, is speaking to schools, mainly elementary schools.