Generally that style of crane is used for narrow constricted sites or where there are other cranes around. I can't think of any other tall buildings in Ireland that would have been built on that kind of site originally so I suspect you are right, at least not as the main crane on a tall building. I certainly don't ever remember seeing one in Belfast.Grand Central's crane is the first luffing jib style tower crane used for construction in the city, and possibly the island.
Wow... taking the scumbaggery to new levels (literally). Da'spides must have got bored with trashing municipal bikes and water hydrants.I think the reason it is being changed is that some wee scumbeg' set the cab of the crane on fire a few weeks ago.
http://www.seattletimes.com/busines...ry-for-2nd-year-in-a-row-and-lead-is-growing/Seattle has most cranes in the country for 2nd year in a row — and lead is growing
Portland is a comparable city to Belfast (weather, tech industry, city centre size, surface-level car parks), they have the same number of cranes too.Some American comparison on crane counts:
Caveats around i dunno how people here or there measure cranes, as in what is included or excluded.
But with big cities like New York at 18 cranes, or Chicago and LA around the mid 30's puts some perspective on our mini construction boom.