Archinect - News 2014-12-19T08:42:09-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102859400/watch-renzo-piano-s-construction-cranes-dance-in-athens Watch Renzo Piano's construction cranes "dance" in Athens Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-27T13:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:59:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6v2mg7658gwzeq1t.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Renzo Piano's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/12433302/renzo-piano-unveils-green-roofed-stavros-niarchos-foundation-cultural-center-for-athens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stavros Niarchos Foundation&nbsp;Cultural Center in Athens</a>&nbsp;(SNFCC) is still under construction, it didn't keep the first performance from being staged last Wednesday on the site. Based on Renzo Piano's own idea, the Greek National Orchestra scored a 15-minute "dance" performance of ten giant cranes on the construction site, conducted by Artistic Director of the Greek National Opera, Myron Michailidis.</p><p>The cranes' dance was choreographed by Renato Zanella, to music from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustav Holst's&nbsp;</a><em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Planets</a>&nbsp;</em>-- all with the Pantheon in the background.</p><p>The SNFCC is scheduled to open in 2016, and will include the new home for the Greek National Opera, the National Library of Greece, and a 42-acre public park.</p><p>You can watch the entire performance below (begins at 10:00):</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96101879/cranes-are-dismantled-from-china-s-shanghai-tower-skyscraper Cranes are dismantled from China's Shanghai Tower skyscraper Alexander Walter 2014-03-20T14:26:00-04:00 >2014-03-20T14:28:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a3ad11860816c0d5d37176cc8a29d35.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cranes that have helped to build the Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's second tallest, are seen being dismantled.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72753485/beautiful-photo-of-sky-cranes-at-wtc-site-by-bldgblog-s-geoff-manaugh Beautiful photo of sky cranes at WTC site, by BLDGBLOG's Geoff Manaugh Archinect 2013-05-08T12:34:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3554743569266996641ff9a1e4aceeb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I walked out to get breakfast this morning, clouds had obscured all but the topmost workings of the 1 World Trade Center site, visible through our living room window&mdash;a strange vision of machines, pulleys, cranes, and gears sort of hovering in the sky, like something out of Archigram by way of Hayao Miyazaki.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrpu9kkn5b21m36d.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62215590/sydney-crane-crash-caught-on-tape Sydney Crane Crash Caught on Tape Anna Johnson 2012-11-27T00:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T00:50:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3u5yvce7undogmw6.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The moment whereby a burning crane which caught fire on a construction site snapped and fell on top of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) building on Broadway in inner Sydney this morning has been caught on tape. A video, which was filmed by a passer-by and supplied to Channel Nine, shows the upper portion of the crane above the main boom tip collapsing onto the building rooftop.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/60316020/manhattan-construction-crane-collapses-at-one57-luxury-tower Manhattan Construction Crane Collapses at One57 Luxury Tower Alexander Walter 2012-10-29T17:24:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T17:27:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/972bbf50def9ad0f5afa2f9c6f366bba.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A crane attached to One57, the luxury apartment tower under construction in midtown Manhattan, partially collapsed amid gusts from Hurricane Sandy. [...] One57, poised to be the tallest residential property in Manhattan at 90 stories, is being developed by Extell Development Co. A penthouse at the building went under contract earlier this year for more than $90 million.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/21820292/highest-ever-crane-installed-in-london-as-work-begins-to-complete-shard-skyscraper Highest ever crane installed in London as work begins to complete Shard skyscraper Archinect 2011-09-26T16:58:27-04:00 >2011-09-26T16:59:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/5949f774227c258feea87eadf5591cd1.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Builders will use the machine to complete the spire of the Shard skyscraper near London Bridge in south London. When fully extended the crane will sit at 317 metres or 1,040 ft above ground level, making it seven metres taller than the building's eventual highest point (310 metres). The Shard will become the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest in the world when it is completed in 2012.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>