Tower Crane to Be Removed

The yellow tower crane for the Harold’s Square project will be removed during the week of July 29 to August 2nd. The crane that assembled the tower will take it down piece by piece. Trucks will load in from the west side of the Commons and leave the same way and will be using the Emerson Power Transmission property to assist with staging. Work will begin early on Monday morning. The necessary removal of lights and benches has taken place and the Commons is ready for the mission. Fencing protection will be placed from the project to the west end of the Commons. If wind and weather cooperate and all goes according to plan, it is hoped that the crane removal will be completed in three days.

All merchants will remain open during the process. If you are accessing Trader K’s, Autumn Leaves, Angry Mom Records, Ten Forward Cafe, or the Workers Center, you can use the rear entrance which has 15 minute parking or gain access from Cayuga Street. Flaggers for both vehicles and pedestrians will be onsite to minimize delays and to make it easier for pedestrians to get where they need to go. A golf cart will be available to transport people around the fence to south side merchants. You may call for assistance at 607-882-4006.

The Harold’s Square project is progressing well, with all concrete for floors completed to the 12th floor. The remaining concrete work includes stairwells and the void that will be left from the tower crane. Fire protection and utilities continue to be roughed in and elevators are arriving. The building is slated for a Spring/Summer occupancy.

Our friends at wrote the following article regarding the crane removal with one of the best titles we have seen:

Crane-deconstructing crane coming to deconstruct construction crane on the Commons

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