November 17, 2006

Bellevue Crane Collapse

A 200-foot crane toppled in Bellevue, WA, last night, just one block away from where my brother works. It fell away from his building, at least. But it did crush one office building, damage another, and come crashing through the roof of an apartment building across the street. One man in the apartment was killed, but the crane operator (who rode the crane down the whole way) survived with minor injuries.

My brother sent me a few pictures he took this morning. Look at what’s left of that office building! It’s lucky the crane fell over at night, I guess.

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Update: Here’s a before picture of the crane from Flickr. In the lower left is the office building that got crushed.

Cranes of Bellevue

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  1. Kalrac says:

    I’ve put up the rest of the pictures I took (With comments on some) here:
    http://www.mathpirate.net/galley/v/CraneCrash/

    Posted November 17, 2006 @ 8:54 pm
  2. Kalrac says:

    Here’s someone else’s photo of the crane still standing, and the building it crushed:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernieslens/277075450/

    Posted November 17, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

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