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How a Massive Crane Constructs Itself

So meta.

by Rachel Pick
Oct 16 2015, 11:00am

Have you ever wondered how gigantic cranes are built? Turns out they do it themselves.

Shot in the Seattle area in 2007, this video provides an elevated time-lapse view of a crane hauling up new sections to add to its height. Each section is attached inside a narrow scaffolding by a team of workers, and then the crane "grows" upwards and is ready for its next segment.

Mystery solved.