If Hervé Villiachaize were in Minnesota and, you know, alive, he’d soon be shouting, “The crane! The crane!”
Of course, he’d have to do it 70 times, because the 400-foot monstrosity that will help construct the new Vikings stadium will be coming to town in that many truckloads.
As explained by Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Terex Demag CC 6800 crawler crane begins to arrive on Monday. The parts will show up over a 10-day stretch. Then, 11 days will be needed to put the crane together.
The crane will be used at the construction site for 15 months. The Vikings will play for the next two years at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.