On November 1st, something very exciting happened on campus, they removed the tower crane from the middle of the Teaching and Learning Building construction site. Now, this is exciting to me for 2 reasons:
It brings us one step closer to the completion of the TLB, which means we, and by we I mean the Office of Admission, are on schedule to move into our new digs in Summer 2013.
How exactly do you remove a crane from the center of a semi-constructed building? That’s right, a BIGGER crane!
This was quite a sight! We had a great view of all the action right from our courtyard in Kingston Hall, but the best view was from the upper floors of the Sprague Memorial Building. Crowds formed everywhere though, from Boothe Plaza to the lawn in front of the Platt Campus Center and even the patio area of the Hoch-Shanahan Dining Commons. People couldn’t help but stop and look up at the wonder of a bigger crane taking apart a smaller one. If you don’t think this is cool, something is not right in the world, seriously…
Let me show you some selected pictures from that day -