The turntable base for the American ‘whirly’ crane is seen here prior to being hoisted to the top of the 90-foot tower. The large ring gear allowed the crane above it to be turned in any direction horizontally, and the boom could be angled vertically. (Courtesy of Perry Minnich)

Walter Volovsek: Retrospectives — Arrow Dam 11

The turntable base for the American ‘whirly’ crane is seen here

Arrow Dam 11

The turntable base for the American ‘whirly’ crane is seen here prior to being hoisted to the top of the 90-foot tower. The large ring gear allowed the crane above it to be turned in any direction horizontally, and the boom could be angled vertically. (Courtesy of Perry Minnich)

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