Melting steel

  • Jon Gilbert PRO 10y

    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
    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.
  • Charles Haynes PRO 10y

    The flames in the background are from a wooden structure not a crane.
  • Eric Rodenbeck PRO 10y

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

  • telethon 10y

    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...
  • Eddie Codel PRO 10y

    yeah, nice optical illusion. the cranes are actually in the foreground and not on fire.
  • quinn norton PRO 10y

    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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Taken on October 31, 2005
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