An old video of a crane moving at the speed 3.65 times the maximum speed of a normal human being is back online.
The clip, shot by the crane operator David Taylor in the United States in 1993, was made public in 2014 and is being watched by more than 10 million people on YouTube.
It shows the operator’s job: to make the crane move at speeds of at least 3.45 times the human-powered speed of motion.
The video was filmed in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
Mr Taylor was on a tour of a small crane operator’s workshop in the town of Nelson, South Africa, when he noticed a gap in the line of sight.
He went to investigate, and was told that he was the only person on site with a crane and the crane had stopped.
The operator was unable to move the crane because the lines were broken and had to stop at a junction, Mr Taylor said.
Mr Taylor, now 72, said he was proud of the footage.
“I was shocked to find that it was possible to perform a crane manoeuvre at such a high speed, and I was happy that it had caught the attention of the public,” he said.
“It was a real thrill.”
Mr Taylors video went viral in the 1990s and now attracts nearly 12 million views on YouTube, where it has been viewed more than 3 million times.
In recent years, many people have made videos of their own, often using a handheld camera.
One of the most popular has been by a retired crane operator in New York who posted the footage to YouTube in February, garnering more than 7 million views.
However, Mr Tayloni said that the footage he recorded was not the first time a crane operator had done what he did, and he did not expect it to be the last.
“It is not like the camera of the future where you can get away with it all the time,” he told the ABC.
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