Sunday, January 3, 2010

Crane Spotting



 





The Bay Area is a great place to be for the girl who loves cranes.  There are the iconic cranes at the Port of Oakland that look like Star Wars At-At Walkers and the giant blue crane that was built specifically for the Bay Bridge repair.  Big cranes, small cranes, I love 'em all.  My dream construction project involves a crane on a barge.  So when we switched from a traditional stick framed roof to a truss roof at the English Tudor house, a special added bonus was delivery by crane.

7 comments:

Geno said...

I know what you mean about cranes. I am not a big fan of trusses over framing, but I actually love setting trusses with a crane when the opportunity arises.

Tina said...

It's not like that woman who married the Eiffel Tower, is it?!

As someone not involved in construction, cranes are still a backdrop to my life, as they are to everyone's now. There's always a crane on everyone's horizon. I think they look pretty good in a dark photograph, symbolic of modernity and all that.

Art said...

This is the crane my grandfather-in-law built:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Santander.Monumento.Grua.jpg

A said...

Every time I check back things look better and better here.

meryl rose said...

I LOVE cranes. On a few bored occassions I have taken my camera and driven to the Port of Oakland to sit there and photograph them. It makes me very happy :)

jennifer cleaver said...

Is that a crane or a stork? Or in this case one in the same?

MsBurb said...

Fred Flintstone worked one in Bedrock City...so that's good enough for me!!!

(tee hee)

MsBurb