This Gallery of Images from the Tower Crane Erection on Pier Five was taken over a one week period. Though I have a fear of heights I was eager to join the crew as they erected the crane; it was worth every minute I was up there. I followed the process from the day the components started arriving , were loaded onto barges and ultimately assembled on Pier Five.
Thanks go to David Graff, Jack Klongz, Joe Combs and Jesse Jones, members of Ironworkers Local 70, for giving me this first hand view of their actions while erecting the crane. I also want to thank Joe Rodriguez and Mark Francis, Operating Engineers Local 150, for including me and explaining the process to me. The entire crew really made me feel welcome and I will never forget the experience.
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