Sometimes yachts need to be taken out of the water to be moved from place to place. In order to make that happen, a crane is often needed.
This is why you always look twice before crossing an intersection. Just as a light turned green in Rotterdam, a gigantic mobile construction crane cam barreling through the intersection at high speed, collecting a little econobox in its path. Jeepers.
First it was the earthquake that knocked a few pillars and stone carvings off the Washington National Cathedral. Then the Hurricane. Today, gale-force winds blew through and toppled this 500-foot crane brought in to repair the damage from the earthquake. Any toads in the forecast?
A word of advice: This is exactly what it says it is, and it's not for the faint of heart. It took place in Berlin, but we haven't determined when. We'll say it only once: This kind of sucks.
By incorporating a cab capable of moving from low and forward for driving to high up for controlling the boom, designer Jiri Kubec hopes to eliminate the compromise necessary in mobile crane design. We like this concept mostly due to our child-like fascination with driving cranes, but also because the idea promises to…