Hull has an impressive new hall – thanks to one of Hird Group’s Valla 75 pick and carry cranes.
But it is not a building anyone can live in. The Hall for Hull is a new art installation created to celebrate Hull 2017.
A Hall for Hull has been commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects, supported by the British Council.
The temporary structure consists of 16 galvanised steel columns placed in Trinity Square, outside Hull Minster, each one six metres high.
Hird was commissioned to carry out a contract lift to lift the structures into place, and provided a crane operator and a rigger to carry out the project.
Perhaps most importantly of all, Hird used one of its Valla 75E pick and carry cranes, which have a maximum lifting capacity of 7.5 tonnes.
The electric pick and carry crane was ideally-suited to carry out the task.
It was just the latest City of Culture artwork installed with the help of Hird’s lifting expertise and experience.
The pick and carry crane’s compact design and mobility allowed it to precisely place the steel cylinders in the exact spots required by the artist.
This very high level of precision is one reason the Valla 75E mini crane is also in demand in other commercial and industrial sectors, including factory maintenance, and glass installation.
Visitors can go inside the columns to experience the changing light conditions created by perforations in the steel skin.
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