A new art installation created for Hull City of Culture has been created with the support of a cherry picker provided by Hird.
The Weeping Window at the Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square uses ceramic poppies once on display at the Tower of London.
Video from Hull Daily Mail.
Five thousand of the red flowers make up the display, created as one of the Hull City of Culture events.
The original Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation had 888,246 of the poppies, one for every British or colonial serviceman and woman killed during World War One.
Hird provided a Genie S65 cherry picker, used by the installation team to lift and fix the poppies into place, a process that, itself, became a spectacle as the artwork gradually built up.
Hird Managing Director Phil Hird said: “We were delighted to have been commissioned for this project. Hull City of Culture is already proving to be a great success.
“This installation shows that the year of celebration is also a year of reflection on events and issues that have played such an important role in Hull’s history.”
The Genie S65 cherry picker, also known as a stick boom or a straight boom, was ideal for this project, because it is designed specifically to provide faster lift and descent speeds.
It also has excellent fine control, something that was of great advantage to the artwork’s installers as they continuously moved the cherry picker basket to fix the poppies in position.
The Genie S65 diesel cherry picker also has fixed axle widths for faster set-up, industry-leading rough terrain capability, a 360˚continuous-rotation turntable for quick positioning, and exceptional horizontal outreach.
lift and lower facility.
Last month, a Grove 3050 mobile crane supplied by Hird was used to lift the steel cut-outs depicting 13 trawlermen and a boy into position at St Andrew’s Retail Park, Hull, to create an a memorial to the 6,000 Hull trawlermen lost at sea since the mid-19th Century.
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