The Anatomy of a Crane Jump

by Jordan Gevers and Gavin Klein

Next to the crews actually working on a jobsite, cranes are one of a project’s most critical resources. Standing hundreds of feet in the air, these high-profile tools keep materials and equipment flowing to the teams that need them. On high-rise projects, the cranes grow along with the building…a process many of us never see because it happens hundreds of feet above the street.

Known as a “crane jump,” this is a well-choreographed series of events that enables the crane to keep the project moving forward—no matter how tall the building gets.

Check out the Third & Lenora crane jump in action below.