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Old 18.10.2014, 22:22
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I finally saw the crane yesterday afternoon - and I absolutely love it!

It's a beautiful object - probably the most beautiful thing in the city centre.

I honestly don't understand why people don't like it.
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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

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probably the most beautiful thing in the city centre.
This doesn't mean the crane is beautiful, just that the rest is ugly. You really have no positive word about Zürich? I find you harsh.
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Old 18.10.2014, 22:46
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This doesn't mean the crane is beautiful, just that the rest is ugly. You really have no positive word about Zürich? I find you harsh.

I will miss it once it will be away. I hope it either simply stays OR that they find an alternative place somewhere around the Zürisee
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I will miss it once it will be away. I hope it either simply stays OR that they find an alternative place somewhere around the Zürisee
It would go well with the proposed hovercraft on the Linth.
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It would go well with the proposed hovercraft on the Linth.

or be purchased by Mr Blocher and be placed on the lakeshore of Herrliberg as the Blocher Hafen-Kran


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alternativvely it could be placed in Pfäffikon SZ or Lachen SZ Airfield or Ziegelbrücke -- as a generous donation of the City of Zürich

-- and named das Escher.von-der-Linth Denkmal (unlcle of the chap on the Bahnhofplatz)

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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

I saw it a few weeks ago. I don't mind it but I prefer the real ones by Battersea Power Station in London
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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

Wanting to make the best of a beautiful day yesterday I decided to at last go an have a look at the crane displayed apparently so artistîcally in our lovely city. Once on the train it occurred to me that I'd just read about the Bahnhofstrasse being finished now - two weeks early in fact. So I planned my route im my head, one promising a nice long walk around the town. In the HB I realised that the new part of the station was also finished, so, being on the spot I went to have a look at that - and was suitably impressed. In fact seeing that the new station was used by the Sbahns to get to the airport I decided to go home that way afterwards.
So I went to have a look at the Bahnhofstrasse, diverting from my planned route. No complaints, much airier, but I hope the station end is going to have trees put in in spring. Passing a Bratwurststand I decided to have lunch the easy way. Afterwards, as I was near to Orell Füssli I popped in, bought three books I didn't really want and walked back to the station wondering about the route of the train to the airport.
I took a seat in a fairly empty train facing the engine (if that can still be said today) and changed as soon as the train started to move because it went off in the direction I hadn't bargained with.
And went all the way to Oerlikon through a tunnel!
But it was so interesting to see our new Zürich. And at the airport while rushing to get to the bus the crane came into my mind - I still haven't seen it!


Never mind, I was born on the banks of the Tyne and so have seen more cranes than I've had bratwursts.
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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

When they are done with it they can put it in my garden. It will be useful to trim the very tall trees and I won't need to hire a crane.
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I was more impressed with the bollard with the googly eyes....apparently it was found in the lake... It's enormous...
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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

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I finally saw the crane yesterday afternoon - and I absolutely love it!

It's a beautiful object - probably the most beautiful thing in the city centre.

I honestly don't understand why people don't like it.
It is beautiful. And, more importantly, it's provocative and inspiring. You only have to look at the way it's divided the EF old farts between cool kids and "Angry of Didcot" to understand that it really works as a piece of art.
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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

I like it but then again I take the point that the skyline in Zurich and up and down the lake is bristling with them. Better than something more cliched though..
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Old 19.10.2014, 22:53
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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

I am new to Switzerland, so I was unaware that this was a relatively new installation.

I think it looks great. General opinion here seems to go along with the trend of people hating everything new. And as sure as night follows day, people will grow to love it.
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Old 19.10.2014, 22:57
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Re: Opinions on the Zürich " crane"

Personally, I find the crane the most interesting visitor's object in Zürich beside the attractivness of blue tram number 7

Finally, the Transformers are back in town.
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Old 19.10.2014, 23:50
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Has anyone actually heard the ship's foghorn?
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Personally, I find the crane the most interesting visitor's object in Zürich beside the attractivness of blue tram number 7

Finally, the Transformers are back in town.

what is Special about tram nr 7
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Old 21.10.2014, 14:13
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what is Special about tram nr 7
it ceased to be special when they stopped using the Mirage trams ...

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it ceased to be special when they stopped using the Mirage trams ...


so sorry but what is Special about "7" and the Mirage Trams ???
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so sorry but what is Special about "7" and the Mirage Trams ???
7 is the luckiest number of all, and the Mirage trams are capable of taking on two armoured police vans at a time, as illustrated in the photograph above.

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Err... What so special about the crane?

Something deep that I can think of is that it does not harass the people.
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Something deep that I can think of is that it does not harass the people.
Easy for you to say. I was once groped by a Cobra while waiting for the 31 bus. If they had human-only seats at the bus stop, I'd have felt much safer.
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