Free model of an 1963 harbour crane from Rostock

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  1. Markus Schweizer

    Markus Schweizer Member

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    Hello,

    there is an art project in Zurich (Switzerland) where they transfered an old harbour crane (built in 1963) from Rostock (Germany) to the city of Zurich.
    http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Controversial_artwork_towers_over_Zurich_.html?cid=38409580

    This inspired Mrs. Klaudia Meisterhans to create a free downloadable paper-model of the crane.
    Link to the model:
    http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/bellevue/Basteln-Sie-Ihren-eigenen-Hafenkran/story/24201203

    In another thread she describes the scale as 1:105.

    Kind regards

    Markus Schweizer
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    These are both quite interesting.
    Thank you for sharing them with us!
  3. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Do you know how much weight that crane could support? Just build 5 or so Penthouses into the structure, some restaurant structures, so the crane in buried, but see in the structure and watch the prices of these units fly right up to the sky! :)
  4. Markus Schweizer

    Markus Schweizer Member

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    Hello,
    the crane itself has a weight of 90 tons, but I found no information what it can support. A coworker of me once worked as an electrician inside the cranes, perhaps I can ask him.

    Somebody in the netherlands had a similar idea and converted an old crane to a hotel:
    the harbour crane hotel in Harlingen. It has room for only 2 persons.
    http://www.vuurtoren-harlingen.nl/eng/index3.php
    Prices start at 319€ (approx. 435 US $) per night..
    In the description they say that You can rotate the crane 360°, also while lying in bed and watch different views.
  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    With the right engineer, I bet that crane could be the bases for a very interesting set of apartments, offices, stores, or all of the above. :)