Tower crane erected as Friargate prepares for construction
22nd December 2015
An enormous tower crane has been set up on the Friargate Coventry site to facilitate the construction of the first of 25 new buildings.
At an impressive 98 metres from the base, which is eight metres taller than Coventry Cathedral’s spire, the huge crane is thought to currently be the tallest structure in the whole of the city. Permission for the installation has even had to be sought from Air Traffic Control.
The dark green crane is due to stay on site for a year, and over the next few weeks will help load materials in to the building’s central core, paving the way for the steelwork to commence.