The Crane

The Crane at The San Francisco Shipyard was erected in 1947 by the American Bridge Company, known for its role in the construction of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building. With a 730-foot runway and the ability to lift naval equipment of up to a million pounds, the Crane was the largest in the world at the time it was constructed. FivePoint preserved this icon as a testament to San Francisco’s industrial heritage and a reflection of the company’s commitment to adaptive reuse, which supports an “old-meets-new” design theme found throughout our properties.

The Crane was designed to lift battleship guns and other heavy naval equipment.

The Crane played a critical role in “Operation Skycatch,” a launch study for the Polaris Missile Project.