10/09/2017 Fascinating crane backdrop in Vienna
An urban development project is currently underway in the Second Municipal District of Vienna – the Austria Campus with a gross floor area of around 303,000 square metres. Around 20 Liebherr EC-H and EC-B tower cranes are in action on the site to ensure smooth load handling.
According to the developer, Signa Holding, five modern, sustainable office complexes with ideal public transport links are to be built on the site of the former Vienna North railway station by 2018. The campus' own infrastructure includes a hotel, a wide range of retail outlets, a conference centre, a medical centre, a kindergarten and a canteen.
The construction work on the Austria Campus is currently one of the largest projects taking place anywhere in Austria. The material excavated from the trenches, 600,000 cubic metres, is enough to fill around four million bathtubs. The total of around 20 Liebherr tower cranes in action on the site forms an impressive backdrop and ensures that around 24,000 tonnes of steel can be handled. At peak periods there are up to 2200 construction workers on the site.