Building cranes dramatic swaying

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Tuesday 20 July 2010 7.27am
I was watching that red crane working on New London Bridge House just now and as it turned it appeared to sway dramatically so I lined it up with a building in the background for the next turn and the concrete blocks on the rear of the crane seemed to be pulling it way off vertical. It looks as if it could collapse if it was turned too fast with no weight on the other end to counterbalance. The things you notice over a cuppa and a slice of toast.
And the cranes on the Shard often have what appears to be a giant manhole cover suspended overnight.
Thursday 22 July 2010 7.08am
That IS scary - let's hope the crane operative is well paid! I'm petrified of heights.
Thursday 22 July 2010 10.08pm
Remember the incident in the early days in St Thomas St?
No-one hurt but I passed some very very worried suits in hard hats. They are going up at speed after all. It would all be quite exciting if it wasn't for the Keltbray murder trucks.

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