awesomest awesomest

June 10th, 2008

hmmm… perhaps this “最“牛”/Awesomest” headline formula is seeing a little too much use…. Southern Daily has the  最“牛”挖掘机开上12层楼顶/Awesomest excavator working on the roof of a 12-storey building. A quick summary of the first paragraph says the 22-ton excavator is on the roof of a 12-storey building that is being demolished. Neighbours don’t know how it got there. Obviously, it’s being used in the demolition work. To be honest, I don’t really want to read the whole article, but the headline, even if it is a bit too clichéd, did get my attention. Still, it’s a pretty awesome photo:

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2 Responses to “awesomest awesomest”

  1. John Says:

    It’s like one of the tachikomas from Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex.

    I’m left wondering how on earth they got it up there without dismantling it, carrying it up to the top of the building, and reassembling it. I can’t see any tower cranes which might’ve raised it there.

  2. wangbo Says:

    I’m presuming they did use a crane of some kind. A large helicopter could’ve done the trick too. What makes me wonder is how the neighbours don’t know how it got there. Surely somebody must’ve noticed a 22-ton excavator being lifted onto the roof of a building.