June 24, 2016 250-ton, 1911 Roslindale Substation Ceiling Crane Moves Smoothly
A massive ceiling crane in the historic, pre-MBTA power Substation in Roslindale that served Boston’s transit system was moved into position this Wednesday, an impressive industrial relic that will grace the restaurant now being designed for the historic space.
As a handful of representatives of the three partner organizations that are bringing the 1911 Roslindale Substation back to life with modern uses looked on, Richard Stokes, field operative for crane specialists Konecranes, pulled heavy chains and turned a -30-inch steel wheel high on the ceiling.
To watch the crane being moved click here.
The box crane – perpendicular sets of large steel I-beams, pulleys, cables, and wheels rolling along tracks – moved several feet in two directions, so that it will be visible through the building’s restored cathedral windows as well as to restaurant patrons.
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