City of Cranes

PBS Premiere: Dec. 10, 2008Check the broadcast schedule »

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City of Cranes
The filmmaker’s website for the film features a photo gallery and more information about Eva Weber’s films. It also includes a section that mentions the names and work locations of the crane drivers who contributed to the film.

Filmmaker Interview with Eva Weber
In this interview with Luis Pedron from the Slamdance Film Festival, director Eva Weber talks about her inspiration for making City of Cranes. (2008)

Wall Street Journal Blogs: The Numbers Guy: Dubai’s Rampant Crane Inflation
Carl Bialik, who writes a blog called “The Numbers Guy” on the website of The Wall Street Journal, dissects the myth that one in four of the world’s cranes is in use in Dubai. (May 20, 2008)

How Stuff Works: How Tower Cranes Work
This page breaks down how cranes work and how they lift such heavy weights. It also explains the different parts of a crane and sheds light on the mechanics of crane driving.