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1,000m high tower crane

Tower cranes are being installed in what will be the world’s first building to reach - and exceed - 1,000 metres.
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An artists impression of the one kilometre high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah

Construction on the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, began earlier this year, and at over a kilometre high it will dwarf the current highest building - the 828 metre high Burj Khalifa.

Six luffing jib tower cranes will be used on the building, including three Liebherr 280 HC-L 16/28 and a 357 HC-L 18/32 Litronic with jib lengths of between 40 and 45 metres. The maximum loads to be lifted will be between 11 and 12 tonnes at 35 metres radius.
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The central crane will climb all the way to the top

The three 280 HC-L will be anchored to the outer sides of the building on several cantilevered platforms, and reach hook heights of around 400 metres, while the 357 HC-L will climb all the way to the top, possibly creating a new record for the highest crane.

Hopefully it will be equipped with an elevator to reach the cab.


Michael Brown
Forget the lift i'd prefer the climb time ££££££ LOL

Dec 19, 2014