The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

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The south-east residential tower (I believe it is Building 6) is also getting a new crane, replacing the luffing crane that was there previousluy. Judging by the height of the mast, it looks like another traditional hammerhead crane with a horizontal boom is being set up - the mast is tall enough that the boom would clear over the tops of the cranes for the nearby buildings.

As this tower is going to be 46 floors high, it makes sense at this point to put into place a crane which is more suitable for the work to be done on this tower over the next couple of years.

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Well, that was interesting. It turns out the only change that took place was the mast was made much taller and the same crane appears to have been reinstalled at a new, much greater height. Normally, when masts are that tall, that is as high as the crane is going to be - there are no hydraulic jacks at the base to raise it as the floors go up. In this case though, it is a 46 floor building under construction...

Edit: Given the proximity of this crane to the office tower, a luffer crane is the only possibility. Hammerhead cranes have to be free to weather vane in strong winds, and may not have the separation to stay clear of the office tower. Luffer cranes can be fixed in place when not in use, as they do not present as much profile to the wind.

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Red Planet you bless the forum with so many amazing shots... somehow these last ones have risen (like the subject matter) to another level. 👏

My fav today is the first pic with the little construction worker... really captures how monumental this build really is. As always, thanks!
 

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