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Report - One St. Peters Square Crane, Manchester - June 2013.

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Ojay, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Ojay

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    One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester

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    It's probably been 3 years since I last bothered with a crane, mainly down to sheer laziness on my part I guess!

    The last crane I climbed in Manchester was the old Origin crane which has long gone, to fill the gap there hasn't been much on offer other than SC which again purely down to cba I simply didn't bother with

    (looking back I kinda wish I had made an effort really)

    Since then these things are getting a lot trickier to conquer, gone are the days you can just rock up and climb a ladder hassle free to the top and back for a few snaps, it's probably better that way anyhow


    Since last July/October respectively (once preperation work had been completed), Manchesters' latest additions to the skyline were erected

    There are two cranes on site here, the bigger one obviously being the main target for anyone that way inclined, the height (85-90m approx)

    Like anything out of reach, the more you stare at, the more you want but like most stuff these days I kept looking instead of bothering to have a crack

    Props to fishbrain and Userscott for first hitting it up earlier in the year and followed up by > http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/high-stuff/77466-one-st-peters-square-crane-manchester-jan-2013-a.html

    Having since been up understand the challenges one faces with today's tower cranes


    Massive shouts to Ninjaboy, having talked about this one for long enough now we decided to just go for it

    Although we did have a quick poke about the building itself, we were there for the crane and nothing more, besides it's mainly a concrete shell and fairly shite

    Time was against us, it was all or nothing

    You're a good way up before you encounter any real 'problems' with a locked hatch for starters amongst others, still we hadn't come this far to concede

    With a little effort we were both where we needed to be and quickly on our way to the top

    The weather was perfect, the views were decent although a tad windy for pics

    We didn't want to hang about either as we had a small window so a couple of snaps before heading down for a much needed gulp of water and some Zzzzz


    I haven't got a clue what I'm doing with a camera outside of drains :D

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    ..oh if anyone is interested here is an ongoing time lapse of the build

    http://www.cctvmon.com/videos/timelapse/argent/mth/mth.mp4
     

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  2. georgie

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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Top stuff as always
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Props fella, I love looking at crane photos. You've done this one justice, nice one.
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Stunning shots even if they are not down a drain, the just pre-dawn light makes the images :thumb
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Love it mate.
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    another amazing report mate. love this:thumb
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Massive yes to this, some lovely jib shots but feck this for a laugh. Nice write up:thumb
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Stunning shots.
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Nice is that.
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Drains to cranes...
    One extreme to another
    Good work Ojay
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    they are some very nice pics of Manchester ojay nice 1 . :thumb
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    I never tire of seeing Manchester from 'on high'..really nice shots :cool
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Sick that mate
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Nice one Ojay,

    Love the shots :D
     
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    Re: One St. Peters Square (CRANE), Manchester - June 2013.

    Not really one for cranes, but these shots are very very nice!
     
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