November 30, 2010 12:00 AM
A 236-foot tower crane now dominates the Pikeville skyline to assist in the construction of the new Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.
• 236 feet tall;
• Can lift 10 tons, has a 130-ton foundation and counter-weights weighting between 6,660 pounds and 7,200 pounds;
• Boom cannot be locked into position when not operating and will turn freely with the wind;
• Takes two days to construct;
• Will be in Pikeville for about a year;
• Requires one operator and two flagmen during operation;
• Requires 480 volts of electricity for operation;
• Can be used by every contractor at the site; and
• Owned by Morrow Equipment Company in Atlanta and operated and installed by Modern Construction Company.
*Information courtesy of the Appalachian News-Express.
For more about the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine’s new educational facility and expanded clinical skills center click here.