Safer and Smaller Crane Could Cut Building Costs by Millions, But the City Doesn’t Allow Them

18 May of 2016 by

The Skypicker in use, via JOMAC

Crane safety has made major headlines in recent months, after a crane collapse in February killed a passerby in Tribeca and reports surfaced about an uptick in construction site deaths. But at the start of the city’s current building boom, there was a man and a crane who sought to make skyscraper construction safer, not to mention quicker and cheaper.

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