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Melting steel

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jon_gilbert, fotograf.416, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. jon_gilbert 103 months ago | reply

    It's hard to make out what models these are, but for the sake of argument, let's say they're 20ft articulating booms. Specs at www.genieindustries.com/zb-series/zb-z30n.asp
    rate them at about 14,000lbs. Even considering the basket alone, which is rated for 500lbs capacity, the heat generated must be enormous. I mean, that's reinforced steel suspended above the fire, and it's still melting. Mild steel has an approx melting point of 1515F. Yeouch.

  2. Charles Haynes 103 months ago | reply

    The flames in the background are from a wooden structure not a crane.

  3. ericrodenbeck 103 months ago | reply

    We saw it from the roof of our studio, on Mission St:

  4. telethon 103 months ago | reply

    just rented propane tanks from that place three weeks ago... I remember thinking how slow the service was... maybe one of the employees forgot he was filling up a propane tank or something...

  5. ekai 103 months ago | reply

    yeah, nice optical illusion. the cranes are actually in the foreground and not on fire.

  6. quinnums 103 months ago | reply

    The booms are in fact within the range of the structural fire, which was causing the back one to deform, and kind of drip.

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