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Failed Former Tech: Flying Crane Remembered

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It seemed like a good idea; using enormous airships to lift, transport, and place with precision extremely heavy construction equipment. A construction writer looks back at a German company’s attempt to use lighter-than-air balloon technology to beat icy roads and other surface hazards in the moving of machinery to remote job sites. A Canadian firm bought the only unit sold, then watched helplessly as it was destroyed by bad weather before they could make use of it. A look back at a construction “tech solution” that didn’t fly. Read more…

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