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SOCIETY HILL TOWERS

OLD CITY - PHILADELPHIA, PA

Project Overview

Society Hill Towers located in Old City Philadelphia, is a historic and architecturally significant complex containing three 31-story skyscraper buildings on a 5-acre site. The complex is constructed of poured-in-place concrete with each apartment / condominium unit featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

The top priority for the day was job site, worker and public safety. Spectators, building occupants, and neighboring business traffic were redirected throughout the workday by a team of individuals that included members from Society Hill Towers, General Contractors, Philadelphia Police, Thackray Crane and others. Thackray Crane’s work began in the early morning well before sunrise. As planned and coordinated by Thackray’s project planning and dispatch team, the streets were closed off by the Philadelphia Police Department. Officers remained onsite throughout the day to redirect traffic and pedestrians. Crane equipment assembly was finished just before sunrise. By first daylight, as the General contractor and others began arriving on site, the crane’s engines roared to life for several test runs and final testing and boom positioning.

This lift was considered a critical lift because of several factors, including a congested job site and neighboring businesses that remained open during the work. This required further safety precautions including manpower to redirect traffic and pedestrians near a neighboring hotel. Adding to the challenges was the dynamic range each crane pick required in order to avoid the possibility to the surrounding foliage and structures.

Throughout the day, many picks were made to remove the aging equipment, piece by piece from the 31 story roof top. While teams of contractors worked top side on the roof, others worked simultaneously at ground level to add the finishing touches, safety rails and other components to the new HVAC equipment. Once ready, the HVAC equipment was gently lifted off the cobblestone ground and lowered onto the rooftop where construction crew members used tag lines to help guide equipment into final position. Communication with the crane operator was maintained via radio and hand signals as the new HVAC equipment was lifted to a position well over 400 feet in the air and then lowered gently and precisely into position.

At the end of the day everyone was satisfied by the safe, smooth symphony-like operation as the Thackray Crane team disassembled equipment, loaded the Thackray tractor trailers with crane lattice and counterweights, and gracefully pulled away into the sunset at the end of the day.

SOCIETY HILL TOWERS

OLD CITY - PHILADELPHIA, PA

Project Overview

Society Hill Towers located in Old City Philadelphia, is a historic and architecturally significant complex containing three 31-story skyscraper buildings on a 5-acre site. The complex is constructed of poured-in-place concrete with each apartment / condominium unit featuring floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

The top priority for the day was job site, worker and public safety. Spectators, building occupants, and neighboring business traffic were redirected throughout the workday by a team of individuals that included members from Society Hill Towers, General Contractors, Philadelphia Police, Thackray Crane and others. Thackray Crane’s work began in the early morning well before sunrise. As planned and coordinated by Thackray’s project planning and dispatch team, the streets were closed off by the Philadelphia Police Department. Officers remained onsite throughout the day to redirect traffic and pedestrians. Crane equipment assembly was finished just before sunrise. By first daylight, as the General contractor and others began arriving on site, the crane’s engines roared to life for several test runs and final testing and boom positioning.

This lift was considered a critical lift because of several factors, including a congested job site and neighboring businesses that remained open during the work. This required further safety precautions including manpower to redirect traffic and pedestrians near a neighboring hotel. Adding to the challenges was the dynamic range each crane pick required in order to avoid the possibility to the surrounding foliage and structures.

Throughout the day, many picks were made to remove the aging equipment, piece by piece from the 31 story roof top. While teams of contractors worked top side on the roof, others worked simultaneously at ground level to add the finishing touches, safety rails and other components to the new HVAC equipment. Once ready, the HVAC equipment was gently lifted off the cobblestone ground and lowered onto the rooftop where construction crew members used tag lines to help guide equipment into final position. Communication with the crane operator was maintained via radio and hand signals as the new HVAC equipment was lifted to a position well over 400 feet in the air and then lowered gently and precisely into position.

At the end of the day everyone was satisfied by the safe, smooth symphony-like operation as the Thackray Crane team disassembled equipment, loaded the Thackray tractor trailers with crane lattice and counterweights, and gracefully pulled away into the sunset at the end of the day.

Thackray Crane specializes in engineered heavy lifting, manned and unmanned crane rentals, transport, logistics and warehouse storage. For over 60 years our expertise and industry leading equipment has helped our clients reduce costs, improve efficieny and build for a better tomorrow.

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2071 Byberry Road
Philadelphia, PA 19116
844-992-7263
[email protected]ackraycrane.com