1. KorbenDallas

    1896: Tower Crane with Operator Cabin

    Help me out here please, if you can. I'm trying to figure out when the below type of crane was officially invented, and used. My findings do not match the official version. I am probably looking in the wrong places, so I need some assistance figuring this out The photograph pertains to...
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    1885: Hercules Crane and Roker Pier Construction

    For those who want to read about this Rocker Pier there is plenty of info: The foundation stone for the New North Pier (Roker Pier) was laid on 14 September 1885. Applauded at the time as a triumph of engineering, the 2,000 ft (610 m) pier is built of granite-faced concrete blocks, which were...
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    1886: This crane was used to build the Tower of Babel

    The crane in the middle is from 1563 painting of Pieter Bruegel the Elder - The Tower of Babylon. The one on the right was cut out from the 1551 painting by Pieter Pourbus called Portrait of Jan van Eyewerve. The crane on the left I found very little info on. This is the only info I was able to...
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    15th century crane on 1856 and 1868 photos of the Cologne Cathedral

    This question is not directly related to the main object on the 1856 photograph, but rather to the 15th century crane you can see in the top left corner. Just ran into this photo, after playing with my other "crane" topics. An 1856 photo of Cologne Cathedral, then unfinished, with a...