Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 with a 108-metre luffing jib in action

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The second-highest residential building in the Netherlands is 132 metres high and is located in Rotterdam. There is an 8-metre high letter on its roof. The “M” stands for “Montevideo”, the name of the building. A Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile crane from crane contractor Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur B.V. hoisted the newly restored symbol on to the roof of the building in February. The total height including the “M” was 147 metres.

The “Montevideo” building was opened in 2005 and is named about the warehouse of the same name which used to occupy the site. There are other buildings in the same area of the city called “New York” and “New Orleans”. The area was historically the embarkation point for ships travelling to America. The “M” on the roof of the building is illuminated and turns with the wind.

The 8-metre high symbol weighs in at 8 tonnes and has been renovated, derusted and painted. The LTM 11200-9.1 positioned the “M” on the very top of the building in Rotterdam. For this job the Liebherr heavy duty crane was equipped with a 52.2-metre telescopic boom, Y-guying and a 108-metre luffing lattice jib. The mobile crane is the flagship in the fleet operated by Dutch crane contractor Van Marwijk Kraanverhuur.

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