Big lift

Here's video from Sunday of the helicopter lifting equipment to the roof of the Corning Tower. It was posted by the state Office of General Services.

The work is part of a process to replace the maintenance rig that sits atop of the tower allows crews to maintain the exterior of building, including replacing pieces of the facade and washing windows. The new system will be a replacement for a rig installed (also by helicopter) during the construction of the building almost 50 years ago.

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Very cool. Now, my oft-repeated rant:

Why does nobody care that OGS spoiled the appearance of Albany's premier building by erecting a garage on the roof? AOA did a story a while back about it:

http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2014/06/26/what-is-that-structure-atop-the-corning-tower

Memories, memories, something we all experience. Hung off the side of this building along with others during the building of The South Mall, as it was called 'way back int the late '60's and '70's. We installed the glass there, and I can recall being on the south face of the tower in the middle of Winter and on the ground it was plain miserable and as we worked above the cloud cover we worked in nothing more than T-shirts...... certainly before OSHA. Just a bit of histroy.

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