Low Profile Cranes—New Applications

by Arun Bhimani.

In Los Angeles, the public has objected to the new skyline. In response to the public’s concerns, the port is considering using low profile cranes to reduce the visual impact on the skyline. This raises two questions:

  • Do low profile cranes improve the view?
  • If so, is the improvement worth the cost?

This presentation examines some crane types and sizes, the visual impact study for the Port of Los Angeles, and, finally, the proposed 22-wide low profile crane.