Mammoth crane dismantled in downtown Victoria


A mammoth construction crane on Caledonia Avenue between Douglas St. and Blanshard St. came down today.

It has been part of the Victoria skyline, working on a pair of condo developments since 2014.

Dismantling the biggest crane that’s ever been used in the city is no easy task.

Another crane was needed, at a cost of about $700 an hour, to lift the long, heavy arm off it’s base and gently lower it too the ground.

The slow and delicate operation was carried out to perfection by about two dozen workers on the ground and in the air.

Stacy RossStacy Ross

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