Tower crane demolition

By Christian Shelton21 October 2019

The attempted demolition of the two damaged Liebherr tower cranes, part of the Morrow fleet, at the Hard Rock Hotel site took place on Sunday, October 20. According to the City of New Orleans’ Mayor’s Office, this was to “mitigate further damage”, as the tower cranes were in danger of collapsing.

The Mayor’s Office stated, “The two two cranes remaining on the construction site will be brought down in a controlled fashion. Expert engineers have developed a plan to conduct a controlled collapse of the cranes that will bring them down in place.”

However, many comments made across various media channels running the video question exactly how controlled the collapse was, with much of the structure of one tower crane remaining on the roof. Take a look at the video and see for yourself.

Delivered directly to your inbox, World Crane Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Latest News
Rounding up the latest all terrain crane jobs
All terrain cranes are mobile, agile and a rental fleet rock star.
Recycled material in Lankhorst heavy lift slings for Heerema
LankoForce HL slings will be used on a 4-point lifting frame for an offshore lifting project
D.Ann Shiffler Editor, American Cranes & Transport Tel: +1 512 869 8838 E-mail:
Matt Burk VP Sales Tel: +1 312 496 3314 E-mail: