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TIP FOR THE TOP: Mast climbing work platforms were chosen for cladding the new ING Group headquarters in Amsterdam. Conventional scaffolding was rejected because it would have meant cutting a large number of anchor holes through the steel cladding and glazing, while gondolas were felt to be unable to handle large sheets of glass - 3.7m by 1.8m - at heights of up to 50m. The boat shaped building is supported off the ground 16 massive steel pylons up to 12m high. The site has very tight ...

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