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Granville Island Crane

Vancouver, British Colombia

Granville Island Crane

This landmark crane in central Vancouver was built in 1925 for loading and unloading barges in Vancouver’s False Creek industrial lands. The crane was shut down in 1975 as the use of Granville Island became less industrialized. CMHC, managers of Granville Island, rehabilitated the crane in 2001 to maintain it for its historical significance. While at Equilibrium Consulting, David Moses re-analysed the riveted steel structure and designed a retrofit to satisfy current building code requirements for seismic restraint. Challenges included temporary stabilization, removal of the cabin and the 21 m (70 foot) jib truss, and working with historical grades of steel.


Award of Merit, City of Vancouver Heritage Awards 2002


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