As the new World Trade Center neared completion, Timberland supplied a derrick and hoist to perform the required pick and lowering of the tower crane used throughout its construction. The equipment from Timberland included a 35-ton derrick and a double-drum hoist using 1″ (32 mm) wire rope.
The World Trade Center is the tallest building in the western hemisphere. Working at an elevation of 488 m (1,600 ft), the top deck is the equivalent of 110 stories up. The big crane’s 160-foot long boom was the first piece our system lowered to ground level.
The dismantling project was completed smoothly, without any incidents. A passing electrical storm caused a component malfunction that was quickly addressed by a Timberland service technician who attended the site quickly to correct the issue.
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