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Large crane

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The giant crane rested on a wooden frame under the dome's oculus, from which a long section of the machine protruded. The crane picked up the large stone blocks for the closing ring and positioned them with utmost precision thanks to its three-directional mechanism. The crane required at least four teams of workmen.

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