Wasel Installs One of Their Liebherr Flat Top Tower Cranes on Top of 60m High Building in Cologne – Heavy Lift News
21 Jun 2024

Wasel Installs One of Their Liebherr Flat Top Tower Cranes on Top of 60m High Building in Cologne

The block of buildings constructed back in 1978 at the address Luxemburger Strasse 121 in Cologne’s Sülz district was used as an office building for the city’s employment agency. Now, the block is undergoing comprehensive redevelopment to be used as an office and administration building for Cologne’s District and Regional Court. In terms of architecture, the complex stands out due to its seven connected wings, each measuring up to 40m long and 25m or 60m tall, which form an octagonal structure. Each wing stands at an angle of 45° and encloses an inner courtyard, while the eighth side of the octagon is open to provide access.

The modernisation work involves the complete gutting of the buildings and removing all contaminated materials while preserving the main load-bearing building structure. The outdated building technology in terms of equipment and systems is also being replaced with modern systems.

Recently an important milestone in this modernisation project was achieved, namely the installation of a WASEL tower crane directly on top of the tallest building, standing high at 60m. As the building work progresses, this configuration will enable all of the façades and building sections requiring redevelopment to be accessed from a central location via the tower crane.

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The LIEBHERR 150 EC-B 8 Litronic installed on top of the building

 

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