Liebherr tops out on yoopune development

By Sarah Ann McCay23 November 2012

Two Liebherr 71 EC-B 5 Fr.tronic flat top cranes are working on the yoopune development in India

Two Liebherr 71 EC-B 5 Fr.tronic flat top cranes are working on the yoopune development in India

Indian developer Panchshil Realty is using two Liebherr 71 EC-B 5 Fr.tronic flat top cranes to develop one of India's landmark new residential projects, yoopune, designed by Philippe Stark, with the project already topped out after six months of construction.

Panchshil took delivery of the two cranes from Liebherr CMCtec India Private Ltd in December last year. The 71 EC-B5 is a 5 ton crane that has a maximum hook height of 41.5 m and a standard jib length of 50 m. Final hook height on this project will be close to 100 m.

The yoopune project is a first in India for Panchshil and design company, yoo. Located in 17 acres of land in the city of Pune, the development will consist of 228 residences spread over six towers each 22-storeys high and overlooking five acres of original rainforest.

The towers are formed into two separate facing blocks, with one crane located in the central lift shaft of each block, internally climbing as the building progresses.

The entire building is constructed from cast in situ concrete, with an RCC frame and floor slabs. Each floor took between 10 and 15 days to complete. The yoopune development is scheduled for completion in 2014.

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