Crane over the Carrier Dome named Walt and given Instagram account by SU student

The crane towering over the Carrier Dome has been affectionately named Walt and given an Instagram account by a Syracuse University student.

The more than 2 million pound crane stands at over 580 feet tall and is one of the largest in the country. Now, it may be the only one with a name and social media following.

“One of my friends one day just randomly named the crane Walt. He sort of pointed at it, said Walt, so that’s how the name came about,” said Niko Benelli, the student who created the Instagram account.

While the name may have been decided randomly, Walter Crane is ironically the name of an English artist and book illustrator, and Walt Crane appeared as a character during one episode on the sitcom Frasier.

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