that’s a mighty crane

Check out this massive crane. This view is from the 24th floor of the Oakbrook Terrace Tower in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. My former co-workers and I estimated its length was 160 feet long. We decided its height was about 12 stories. Yea, 12 stories.

The photo really doesn’t represent the size of the crane very well except that you can see the crane actually bending. However, this photo does bring back fond memories of watching this crane in action. Right, Dan, Chris, and Ken? Oh, the memories. At one point the crane was carrying a big crate onto the top of the condo building. I thought the crate contained a tiger. But it didn’t. I was sad. But I bet the construction workers on the top of the building were glad it wasn’t a tiger.

higher res image can be seen on my Flickr page.