Official Raimondi Cranes agent, Assistedile Srl., erected two Raimondi topless tower cranes in a historic district of Florence, Italy
The two cranes, a Raimondi MRT159 fitted with the Deluxe R16 Crane Cabin and a Raimondi MRT84, were installed on the Via San Paolino, situated in front of the Santa Maria Novella church, one of Florence’s best known historic sites.
“We were pleased to take part in this important project in such a revered district in Florence. It required intense jobsite preparation as both cranes – positioned on embedded elements – had to meet strict provisions set by the archaeological superintendents that are put in place to protect the country’s historic structures and sites,” said Luciano Friso, Managing Director, Assistedile.
The cranes, on rent to Milan-based Ediltecno Restauri Srl., are estimated to be required onsite for approximately 16 months. “Assistedile and Ediltecno Restauri have a long relationship, and we are proud to continue to collaborate closely with a respected company that is certified to work on structures of immense historic, cultural and architectural value,” said Friso, adding that Raimondi’s Technical Department in Legnano also supported the jobsite planning.
The cranes, chosen for the flexibility of the machines’ structural configurations and sourced from the existing Assistedile fleet, are participating in the build of a new luxury hospitality property, as well as the renovation and recovery of the San Paolo Apostolo church and convent, more commonly known as San Paolino.
Crane configuration flexibility was required to continue to allow the entrance of vehicles into the jobsite, and to accommodate the extremely complicated logistics and viability of the project in the center of Florence. In addition to the install procedures, Assistedile will also handle the dismantle once the jobsite requirements are met.
Founded in 1963 by two former Raimondi Cranes employees, Rino Friso and Paolo Morosi, Assistedile has consistently collaborated with the heritage manufacturer to represent Raimondi in the greater Milan area.