Maeda – Building Big in Philly

Comcast Technology Center in downtown Philadelphia has been under construction for more than three years, but when the time came to put some finishing touches on the lobby of this 60-story, 1,121-foot-tall supertall tower, they brought in the Maeda Mini Crane.

Crews employed a Maeda MC305 Mini Crane to install trees in the building’s massive lobby. The MC305s small 51” body width gave workers the ability to bring the mini crane in through a narrow double door opening, and the machine’s 6,560 lb. lifting capacity and easy-to-use controls, powered by an electric motor for zero emissions, gave crews the power they needed to lift trees from the lower level to the inviting 70-foot-high lobby off of 18th street.

The Comcast Technology Center is the 10th tallest building in the United States, but even big buildings need the reliable compact power of Maeda Mini Cranes.