Whether cruising along pathways on your E-Bike, passing through a bustling downtown district on the metro, or peering out of the window from the 25th floor of a sky rise apartment in China, you’re bound to lay your eyes upon a vast collection of everything from simple road work and civil engineering feats to vast land formations and towering buildings being constructed at every turn.
With that in mind, I’ve had the opportunity to come across a seemingly endless litany of tower cranes during my travels across China. But one thing has always puzzled me: just how exactly do all those tower cranes work? How do they manage to get so tall? How do workers take the cranes down after the building is finished? And more importantly, when do they take it down or piece them together for that matter? After all, I’ve never had the chance to actually see workers placing or removing their parts in person. So, Is it some sort of black magic?