Another Helicopter Lift in The Loop [Video]
Feb20

Another Helicopter Lift in The Loop [Video]

For a second weekend in a row, there’s been a helicopter lift at the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s east tower (201 East Wacker Drive).  A construction worker tells us it’s more HVAC equipment being installed on the roof. Since people really liked the video we posted last week of the helicopter lift from February 10th, here’s a video of the one from the 17th.  I know shooting videos vertically is a sign that you have no...

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Skycrane in Action in Downtown Chicago [Video]
Feb04

Skycrane in Action in Downtown Chicago [Video]

This past weekend the streets around the Illinois Center were shut down for a helicopter lift.  People who live in downtown Chicago get pretty used to this sort of thing because it seems to happen every other weekend, or even more frequently in warm weather. When something bigger than an elevator needs to be delivered to a building, in comes a skycrane.  It picks up the item in question from a flatbed truck on a nearby street and...

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