Knife edge precision for GGR

By Laura Hatton23 July 2014

Unic URW-095 mini crane was used to lift artist Rob Higgs’ clockwork knife sculpture into place abov

Unic URW-095 mini crane was used to lift artist Rob Higgs’ clockwork knife sculpture into place above the entrance to Heston Blumenthal’s new restaurant in London Heathrow

GGR Group used a Unic mini spider crane to install a clockwork knife sculpture at the new Heston Blumenthal restaurant at London Heathrow Airport in the UK.

To install the knife, a 0.995 tonne capacity Unic URW-095 crane was used. The sculpture, designed by artist Rob Higgs, is 3.2 metres long, weighs 200 kg and has a moving metal blade.

The new restaurant, "The Perfectionists' Café", is in The Queen’s Terminal, the new Heathrow Terminal 2. To reach the café, the mini crane was transported in a goods lift. Following testing, the URW-095 lifted the clockwork knife to a height of 6.5 m, where it was fixed into position by the installation team on an aerial work platform.

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