Michael T. Walsh posted nine photos with the comment: "Chicago Steel / Central (ALL) Crane / Poseidon Barge flawlessly moved a barge mounted MLC300 into its shore-side position at Clark Construction's 110 N. Wacker site."
|Roy Lehto, Mar 2018|
(new window) (Sometimes Facebook suggestions on my timeline are winners.)
And a Poseidon Barge keeps a crane off the city streets.
Kerst De Jong posted several photos with the comment: "MLC300 in Chicago."
|Robert LaChapell posted|
MLC 300 erecting Favco Tower crane Chicago 12/9/18
|ALL Erection and Crane Rental posted|
In large cities like Chicago, construction sites are often situated on narrow slivers of land surrounded by tall buildings and crammed with materials and equipment. The limited space can make mobilizing a high capacity crane a real challenge. This was the dilemma last summer at 110 N. Wacker in downtown Chicago, where a new 54-story office tower is currently being constructed. Fortunately, the Chicago River runs adjacent to the site and offered the solution that was needed. By using a barge, the expert team at Central Contractors Service was able to erect a 330 US-t Manitowoc MLC300 on the Chicago River. The MLC300 worked from the barge for 6 months installing large steel nodes and other components of the new building's foundation before it was used to assemble the tower crane. A Liebherr LTM1450 (pictured) was used to dismantle the MLC300 this January. Illinois based Central Contractors Service is a member of the ALL Family of Companies.
Brian Malone Chicago Steel disassembled the crane
[It is interesting that they floated the MLC300 to the location but disassembled it at the location.]
[I was going to crop the top off, but then I noticed that you can see a reflection of a crane in the windows.]
|roy lehto Mar 2018|
|Street View Jun 2018|
[Demolition is done and Case Foundation is drilling holes for the pilings. Look at the steel pipe the crane on the right is getting ready to lift off of a truck and place in one of the pilings.]
|roy lehto Jun 2018|
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|Frank Bauer posted Feb 2019|
Ben Stalvey 2250 now in Chicago
A video about Ozinga barges helping Heneghan Wrecking to meet the 90-day window to remove the old building. I asked how do they get the rebar out of the old concrete.
Update: It looks like this was the same crane.
Kindra Lake Towing moved a 300-ton crawler crane on a Poseidon sectional barge flotilla on September 15. The flotilla was moved from Calumet Harbor to Chicago Harbor in Illinois via Lake Michigan, according to John Kindra, president of the company.
Kindra said that the crane will be used for a new building construction project in Chicago. The crane boom tip height was 170 feet above the water and the boom length was 235 feet long.
Once the tow cleared the Chicago Harbor Lock, Kindra said it took the towing company less than four hours to go through 12 bridges to reach the jobsite about 2 miles from the lock.
The tow was moved on the Chicago River by the 2,400 hp. mv. Morgan and the 800 hp. mv. Tanner.
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