Tuesday, 24 February 2015

96 mètres et 650 tonnes

Highest crane in Europe Versailles Chantiers
A new temporary skyline in Versailles! The highest crane in Europe, no less than 96 metres (roughly 315 ft) high and weighing a staggering 650 tonnes (1433004 lbs) has been a guest at Chantiers railway station for some heavy duty lifting of a bridge, part of the complete refurbishment of the station. VDP missed the real action because she was tied up elsewhere but still, that thing here next to the 'normal' crane, is the tallest one in Europe! More information can be found (in French) in Versailles Magazine. To see the crane in action, click here, incidentally the photo in this last link was taken by VDP's mate which you had met here!

Une nouvelle vue à Versailles, fût-elle temporaire ! La plus haute grue d'Europe était l'invitée d'honneur des travaux en cours à la gare de Chantiers pour le grutage d'une passerelle. VDP a raté la grue en action parce qu'elle était occupée ailleurs mais voici néanmoins deux photos de l'engin, à côté d'une grue classique. Plus d'informations se trouvent page 5 de Versailles Magazine. Pour voir la grue en action, cliquez ici, la photo de ce dernier lien a été prise par le pote de VDP qu'elle vous présentait ici!
Highest crane in Europe Versailles Chantiers
Pôle multimodal Versailles Chantiers

24 comments:

Michelle said...

Impressive!

Lois said...

Wow! That thing is huge.

Revrunner said...

Makes me think of how much work must be involved in preparing the foundation to bear all that weight.

RedPat said...

I never like walking under those things! ;-)

Jack said...

Big stuff going on in Versailles, VDP.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Love that first picture, quite a change from 'old' Versaille :)

William Kendall said...

It is massive!

Randy said...

Seems like these cranes are everywhere.

Halcyon said...

Cool! I love engineering feats like this. It just amazes me the things people can do!

Dina said...

Wow! And your photo with the sky makes it even more beautiful.

I remember watching in awe as they brought in Israel's biggest crane to build Jerusalem's Calatrava bridge.

Josette T said...

c'est le chantier aux Chantiers !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a whole lot of crane Ciel, excellent shot.. Both yours and your photographer friend's.

LOLfromPasa said...

Impressive stuff! Engineering at its best.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very impressive. On of my flickr contacts works with these things, he takes some good snaps from up his cranes sometimes.

llandudnopictures said...

Hope the operator remembers to take his lunch up with him each day ;-)

Sharon Anck said...

That must have been a heavy lifting job to warrant such a huge crane.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm impressed but would NOT want to work way up there. I'm too afraid of heights!

Thérèse said...

Incroyable mais vrai!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

BIG toys, that thing is massive. Love the action shots too!

VP said...

I would really like to see this at work... Keep us posted!

Loree said...

That's a giant of a crane.

Jane Hards Photography said...

I love photographing cranes against sunsets so I do love these images

cieldequimper said...

@VP: you can see it at work in the link provided.

Birdman said...

Industrial photography. This is a bit of a switch for you. Crane frozen in time. Well done.