Construction Update
▶ Crane Video Shows Progress on United Center Expansion Project

You don’t have to be a hardcore cranespotter to enjoy the promotional video that LaGrange Crane sent over the other day.

It shows the company’s work on the United Center East office building expansion project currently underway on the city’s west side. The video shows not just one, but two massive LaGrange Cranes. An enormous one, and an even bigger one being put together by the enormous one.

You also get to see the hoisting of HVAC units onto the roof of the new building, all from a quadcopter’s point of view.

The whole video is a little over two minutes long, and quite possibly the best two minutes of staring at a screen you’ll have all day.

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Author: Editor

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