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Potain Igo 50 helps renovate Mona Lisa’s resting place


A Potain Igo 50 self-erecting crane is repairing more than 4,000 square meters of damaged roof on the Sant’Orsola, a 14th Century ex-monastery in Florence, Italy, that is thought to be the final resting place of Lisa Gherardini, better known as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

It has been derelict for more than 30 years; however, the city has renewed its efforts to renovate the historic building and open it up to the public.

The city enlisted the help of local Potain dealer Tognaccini Noleggi, which deployed an Igo 50 to load and unload 12 ballasts, weighing in at around 24 t, which form the first phase of the roof renovation.

The project is scheduled for completion in 2023 and is expected to become the center of community life in Florence.

About The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (“Manitowoc”) was founded in 1902 and has over a 117-year tradition of providing high-quality products and support services that are tailored to customers’ needs. Its 2019 net sales were approximately $1.83 billion. Manitowoc is one of the world's leading providers of engineered lifting solutions. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Manitowoc designs, manufactures, markets and supports comprehensive product lines of mobile telescopic cranes, tower cranes, lattice-boom crawler cranes, boom trucks and industrial cranes under the Grove, Potain, Manitowoc, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names.
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