Today's unveiling of the
is a good occasion to think about the job of crane operator. At one point, there was a small team of about 25 operators at the Burj - working as high as half a mile off the ground. It's a lonely, detached life up there. Interestingly enough, the film maker Eva Weber has made an entire film about the lives of these operators called "The Solitary Life of Cranes". The trailer (above) is tantalizing. Thank to to Hind Mezaina (
) for the link!