Leaning Tower Crane of Raleigh

July 24th, 2008

I noticed that the Site One/Charter Square tower crane appeared to be leaning last week when I was out taking pictures on several occasions:

Leaning tower crane
Leaning Tower crane at Charter Square site Leaning tower crane Leaning Tower crane at Charter Square site from Clarion


  1. Matt says:

    July 29th, 2008 at 8:42 pm (#)

    It should be about 100 feet taller =D

    But thats still pretty tall, is there a rendering?

  2. Ari says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 7:19 pm (#)

    Search “Raleigh City Plaza” in Google and you will find the city’s rendering of Charter Square. It’s the top result.

  3. Ari says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 7:20 pm (#)

    Also, you’re right, it should be as tall as Two Hanover Square.

  4. remiacid says:

    September 24th, 2008 at 10:44 pm (#)

    I was one of the iron/crane workers that erected that crane. Lee is correct they do lean and is safe. You should see it lean during assembly….when erecting the crane the last thing we do is impact (tighten) the tower bolts on the way to the ground. The view is awesome up there! Nice Pics!

  5. Arthur says:

    September 25th, 2008 at 10:46 am (#)

    There have been several to fall over the past year!

  6. remiacid says:

    September 25th, 2008 at 10:09 pm (#)

    Yes and in each instance the cranes demise was due to external forces, not the crane or crane operator!!!! Find something better to do with your time….cars crash everyday yet you all still drive??

  7. johnny says:

    January 25th, 2009 at 8:03 pm (#)

    hey i am the operater and there is nothing wrong with the crane do you i climb up in this thing not knowing i have been doing doing this for a lot of years its fine ‘johnny hardrock’

  8. Anonymous says:

    January 26th, 2009 at 12:45 am (#)

    Johnny come lately…we established that fact last year. Didn’t you read the other comments before posting your own?

  9. crane groupie says:

    February 5th, 2009 at 6:47 pm (#)

    say, ramiacid which company erected the crane?

  10. remiacid says:

    September 1st, 2009 at 6:35 pm (#)

    Crane Groupie: First off I don’t know you so why would I say. I will say, the Progress Energy construction was done by Brasfield & Gorrie from Birmingham and that the Terex Peiner Cranes are owned by their equipment division. As far as who I am and what company erected the crane is none of your business. What makes you a crane groupie, to stand around a crane is dangerous and you might get a headache!

    I would also like to add that while I was in Raleigh I enjoyed the Museum of Natural Sciences and the food. The area around the Progress building had several great eats, from country cooking to fish & chips, mexican and BBQ. Had a good time, Thanks Raleigh.

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