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Old December 2nd, 2008, 05:51 PM   #101
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The crane is up and it looks superb!





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Old December 2nd, 2008, 06:26 PM   #102
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That's a really unusual crane! One to add to the update
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Old December 11th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #103
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The core is just over half way now.



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Old December 11th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #104
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Wooo hooo, it's looking good. has any cladding been put on the low rise blocks yet?
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Old December 11th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #105
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The rooms are pods:
they have walls, floor, roof, insulation & windows already fitted
its all done in a factory, so its out of the elements, & if done properly, you actually get a better product.

Once their all assembled around the core, the cladding is then added.


Quite unusual tower crane as well, bit like the spindly ones you see on the continent sometimes.
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Old December 12th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #106
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The core is rocketing up! Very exciting, but I'm never in Wolvo so It'll probably be ages til I even see this.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:17 PM   #107
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I've just been in Bridgnorthshire and on the way back on the country roads towards Wolverhampton at Shipley I think I saw the tower crane and maybe the core too lurking on the horizon!


Although I've just worked out that that's only just over 6 miles.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:06 PM   #108
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If you go down the Birmingham New Road towards Wolverhampton, as soon as you pass McDonalds in Coseley you see the tower and crane dead in front of you on the horizon. A good 4 miles away.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 09:50 AM   #109
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It's coming on nicely
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Old December 24th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #110
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The core is at 17-storeys now. 8 more to go.











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Old December 24th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #111
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Ahh, no cladding yet then.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #112
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Love the final shot with the hazy view of the crane! Great updates - let's hope the building does your updates justice!
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Old December 25th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #113
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Nice pics VH. Thanks for all the updates
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Old December 29th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #114
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Last update of 2008!

























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Old December 29th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #115
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Wow, thanks Van. It really is like a stack of portacabins when these things go up!
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Old December 30th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #116
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Is this the biggest thing in Wolvo?
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Old December 30th, 2008, 01:51 PM   #117
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Is this the biggest thing in Wolvo?
Yes, next two is Alder House and Brockfield House which are both 62m in height.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #118
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Looking impressive! Doesn't look like there is much regeneration happening in Wolverhampton at the moment, this really is going to set precedent for the future.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 04:08 PM   #119
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The crane is 93m tall and was previously used for Terminal 5 at Heathrow.

The 750 accomodation pods weigh 32 tonnes each.

http://www.wolverhamptondev.co.uk/ne...all-crane.aspx

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Old January 1st, 2009, 05:13 PM   #120
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It's huge isn't it?
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