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Report - Wimbledon High Street Crane (65.7m)

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Zinoo, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Zinoo

    Zinoo 28DL Full Member
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    Hello everyone, this is my first report on here.

    This crane is fairly new and sits in the middle of Pinnacle House, an old office block located near Wimbledon Station which is currently undergoing redevelopment. Here is an image from 2015 of the building. From base to cab the crane is 65.7 meters tall, with the rooftop standing at 40meters.

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    This is what the building will look like after refurbishment.
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    Before the erection of the tower crane I had been to the building's roof numerous times. Even from the rooftop, London is clearly visible, making it an excellent location to chill and have a beer. To my surprise a tower crane was erected in the lift shaft last week and I couldn't help but climb it.

    Access wasn't too difficult although a number of complications lead to the ripping of my jeans, causing for a very embarrassing walk home later on. Here are the best images I managed to take (Galaxy S6 Edge).
    Considering how skinny the crane is and the extreme shaking of it's base, I think they came out quite decent.

    (Below) Looking towards Colliers Wood (Crystal Palace radio tower can be seen in the top left)
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    (Below) Looking towards Wimbledon Station with 'The Slug' nightclub seen below.
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    Please excuse the caption on the image below. I will get a better daylight image of the crane asap and upload it here
    This picture was taken during the construction of the crane (Jib is being installed)
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    #1 Zinoo, Mar 5, 2016
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  2. PatientTheory

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    photos are actually really good for a phone!
     
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  3. Zinoo

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    Cheers! I was surprised too actually, it's a big improvment over my old phone that's for sure.
    Once I get a DSLR there will be no more excuses!
    I very nearly dropped it out of my pocket climbing out of the crane onto the building:eek:
     
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    Here is a far better picture of the crane in all it's glory.
    Some very 'interestingly' placed new PIR's mean the site is now far harder to access (good job security team if you happen to be reading, by any chance at all....:thumb). Nothing special but im glad I got this one done before Secca molested the place!

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