Coast Crane Company tower crane on rent to Walker Construction being jacked from 130 feet to 200 feet at the Rockwood Summit high-rise apartment building job site in Spokane, WA
Straddling steel 200 feet in the air?
Yeah, just another day on the job with Walker Construction.
Most of the time, construction is about the incremental value of a day’s work. Many focused minutes spooled into hours that feed the larger processes which grow a building. But every now and then, we have what we like to think of as an “event”-- where something slightly spectacular happens rather quickly.
Walker Construction had such an event earlier this summer at the site of the Rockwood Summit high-rise apartment building. This 11-story building had reached the point where we needed to raise our tower crane another 4 sections in order to continue to serve the construction process. This expansion is called “jacking the crane” and it’s a fairly rare occurrence in the Inland Northwest – the last jack was 10 years ago.
And here’s thanks to our partners in the process: Coast Crane and Northwest Tower Crane. You are good at what you do. And a sincere shout-out to our crane operator and the jacking crew who made a difficult, dangerous job look easy. Thanks for your precision and devotion to safety. YOU are the real Iron-men.