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Crane lifts another crane and puts it on top of Tiffany & Co.


November 16, 2020
By Curbed

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Photo: Diane Bondareff/AP/Shutterstock

New York – A crane picked up another crane to deposit it atop the Tiffany & Co. building on 57th Street. This real-life, full-size Tonka moment was a step in the renovation of the flagship Tiffany & Co. store, during which an old addition to the building’s rooftop is being demolished and replaced with a sleeker three-story glass one.

The double-crane lift is not that uncommon in construction; you sometimes see one on a building’s roof that is hauling up parts for a second. But it is rare in dense New York; reportedly this is only the fourth time it’s ever been done. Curbed reports. | READ MORE