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TIP FOR THE TOP

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 space restrictions so eight twin mast HEK MSHF climbing work platforms supplied by HEK proved to be the most effective solution for glazing subcontractor Algemo BV.

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