Below are several more pics showing the crane that’s leaving and the one that’s staying. Numerous additional photos of Burano can be viewed in my February 9 2012 post.
February 12 2012: The crane atop Burano, seen from the northeast
March 15 2012: The big crane soars above the jib that will take it down
March 15 2012: From this perspective from my balcony to the east, the crane operator’s cab appears to be touching the jib crane
March 15 2011: The crane has been atop Burano since the fall of 2009
March 15 2012: The rooftop mechanical equipment is still being closed in
March 15 2012: The jib crane will pull the shaft of the white crane out of the building once its upper sections have been dismantled
March 6 2012: The crane pokes out above the southeast side of the Burano tower