Crane lifts crane only three times before in New York City construction history

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(Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tiffany & Co.) 

A large crane lifted another, smaller crane, affixed to 10-wheel flatbed truck, high above Fifth Avenue on Nov. 7 as part of a construction process to continue the transformation of the Tiffany & Co. New York flagship on Fifth Avenue.

This is only the fourth time in in New York City construction history that a crane has lifted a crane onto the roof of a building.

The mobile crane will be used to continue transformation of the Tiffany & Co. flagship store. It will help build the reimagined upper addition (floors 8, 9, and 10) of the 10-story building from office space into an exhibition, event and clienteling space.

(Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tiffany & Co.)

The giant 105-ton Liebherr LTM1500 crane, with help from a Tadano 450 crane and eight large trucks serving as counterweights, lifted a mobile LTM1130 crane weighing approximately 66 tons seven stories over 57th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Construction on the site began inJanuary 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2022, unveiling a re-envisioned interior and an expansive glass façade that opens up to an outdoor terrace on the upper levels.

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(Diane Bondareff/AP Images for Tiffany & Co.)

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