My Afternoon with Cranes

Once I started taking photos of the crane topple this afternoon, I couldn’t stop. And once I couldn’t stop, I couldn’t imagine not staying until the bitter end. Which turned out to be about four hours worth of standing out in the cold hoping that the burly Bull Dog Demolition guys wouldn’t tire of my presence and deep six me.

This result: 49 photos of the Fitzroy St. Truck Topple (or, as Steven calls it “11/6”). You can view it as a suspenseful slideshow if you like.


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Cyn on November 6, 2005 - 22:58 Permalink

Oh, I’m so sorry I missed this. Good coverage. Call me next time Peter.

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Rob L. on November 7, 2005 - 03:56 Permalink

I thought I was going to break the story on the web when I hurried home with my three measly photos, leaving Peter standing — and freezing — on top of the Queen Parkade. I knew I’d been schooled when I realized he’d already written two posts with pictures and returned to the scene merely to document the conclusion. You’ve gotta be quick in this business.

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katie on November 7, 2005 - 22:36 Permalink

Your pictures reminded me of a side-scan sonar example record involving a downed aircraft and the crane sent to retrieve it. The series of images shows just the aircraft, followed by the one I found online which has both the aircraft, the crane still attached to the aircraft and the barge quite a ways away….all on the bottom.…

Just thought I would share…

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Mark on November 8, 2005 - 19:34 Permalink

I find it incredible that the truck went completely on it’s side, and the only evidence of that is the smashed mirror. Not a scratch anywhere else on the truck. The trailer, however, looks pretty screwed :)