Construction reached another major milestone last week, when the first actual window was installed. This is the start of a 5-week process. These are massive, ultra high performance windows, and are very heavy. I had the pleasure of watching a very professional crew work through installing the very first one.
Windows go up in three panels… here’s the first of the first
Returning to retrieve the second panel
Second panel on truck, waiting to be loaded onto crane
Massive suction cups used to lift the heavy panels
It takes three men to lift a panel
Getting the panel into position to load onto crane
Now lifting the window onto crane bucket
The crane starts up!
Lifting the window slowly and carefully
Lifting the window to the 4th floor; nearly as high as a typical 7 story building
Looking down at the bucket from the 4th floor window
Carefully jockeying the crane to get the window into position
Attaching brackets to the top of the window
Using a wrench to screw in the brackets
Brackets all screwed on, moving into position
Carefully controlling the bucket, inches from the wall
Carefully moving as close as possible
Drilling holes to attach the windows to the building
Jockeying the second panel into position
The first window, all in!
The fully installed window from the inside
You can open the windows for natural ventilation