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Giant cranes are used in the construction
of buildings which are taken down after
the building is done.
But they don't have to be. These swinging
suspension bridges could be used to ferry
cars a few blocks out of heavy congestion
and into parking garages and or other
places. 6 cars
couldn't possibly equal the
weight of one of some of the I-beams
being used in construction.
For a couple of dollars, they fit your car
into a wheel catch and then you and 3
other cars are wisked away for a birds eye
view and some other part of the city.
//step out and you're at your desk// Why get up? [Worldgineer, Oct 17 2004]
|The electromagnet would probably be
better from underneath.
|I think that securing the cars to the crane might be what caused the congestion anyway. Would be a lot more fun than driving though.
|Back when I worked in the oil patch, before workers comp cracked down, we used to get lifts across the sight on the crane's hook. I highly recomend it.
|if office blocks were designed with large open windows, you could be swung, car and all, straight into your office. step out and you're at your desk.
|in evolutionary terms, we're in serious danger of losing the use of our legs through lack of exercise as it is, etherman.
|And when they wither not just our hands will be dragging on the ground.