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Clydebank’s Titan Crane ranked alongside Eiffel Tower in engineering importance

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August 20 2013

Clydebank’s Titan Crane ranked alongside Eiffel Tower in engineering importance
The feat of engineering behind Clydebank’s Titan crane has been recognised through its designation as an ‘engineering landmark’, comparable in importance to the Eiffel Tower, by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

This will see it accorded the title of an International Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering landmark with the endorsement of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

In addition to the good company of the Parisian landmark the heavy lifting tower will also become the fifth ‘engineering landmark’ in Scotland, joining the likes of the Forth Rail Bridge, Forth and Clyde Canal, Craigellachie Bridge in Aberlour and the Caledonian Canal.

Built between 1906 and 1907 by Sir William Arrol & Co for the John Brown Shipyard the steel structure became a tourist attraction a century later with the installation of a passenger lift ascending 150ft to its jib platform.

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