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Self-erecting crane helps renovate resting place of Mona Lisa

A Potain self-erecting crane is helping to repair a 14th Century ex-monastery in Florence, Italy that is said to be the final resting place of Lisa Gherardini, also known as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

A Potain self-erecting crane is helping to repair a 14th Century ex-monastery in Florence, Italy that is said to be the final resting place of Lisa Gherardini, also known as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

The Potain Igo 50 crane is repairing more than 4000 square metres of damaged roof on the Sant’Orsola, which has been in poor condition for more than 30 years.

The city aims to renovate the historic building in order to open it up to the public and enlisted the help of local Potain Dealer Tognaccini Noleggi.

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The crane has loaded and unloaded 12 ballasts, each weighing around 24 tonnes, which will form the first stage of the roof renovation.

Scheduled for completion in 2023, the ex-monastery is expected to become a centre of community life in Florence.

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