Towering construction crane being dismantled

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Mayor Anan Charoenchasri ordered developers of the stalled Waterfront Suites & Residences project to remove the construction crane at the top of the city’s tallest building.
Mayor Anan Charoenchasri ordered developers of the stalled Waterfront Suites & Residences project to remove the construction crane at the top of the city’s tallest building.

Pattaya ordered developers of the stalled Waterfront Suites & Residences project to remove the towering construction crane abandoned at the top of the city’s tallest building since 2016, saying it poses a safety hazard.

Mayor Anan Charoenchasri said the huge boom crane has been sitting unused at the top of the 53-floor Waterfront tower since the city halted construction more than two years ago. Battered by tropical storms and months of rain and wind, the crane could fall or break, showering deadly pieces down onto surrounding property, he said.

Property developer Bali Hai Co. Ltd. had lead contractor of Worakit Construction Co. begin disassembling the crane on Sept. 10, an operation expected to take 15 days.