New Building: World's most powerful mobile crane in Lugano
December 2, 2010
Construction of the new CSCS building proceeds at fast pace. The shell is almost complete, the roof being built these days.
The new data center will house the next generation of supercomputers, it covers an area of 2000 square meters and is void of pillars, allowing more freedom in placing the latest models of supercomputers.
The roof is currently being built using the strongest mobile crane on the market, featuring a telescoping beam that extends from 20 to 100 meters and can lift weights up to 1200 tons.
At 3 AM the first four beams of the roof arrived in Lugano Cornaredo. The four beams will be hoisted into position by noon. The next four beams are expected to arrive next week. Each of the beam weighs 50 tons and is 35 m long.