Thursday, November 17, 2011

Street Closings For Harvard Crane Erection

[Video made from all still images can be viewed at

To allow Harvard University Skanska construction crews to assemble a ginormous crane on the site of the former Fogg Museum, some streets in the area will be closed between Thursday November 17 and Sunday November 20, 2011.

[Later images of this operation can be seen at these links.]

No parking on south side of Prescott Street north of Broadway. [This is from the Mitigation memo. It does not make sense. The memo writer probably means the east side of the street. Ed.]

Broadway closed for 4 hours November 17-20, 2011 to set up support crane

Traffic detoured at Broadway and Quincy Street, Harvard Street, Trowbridge Street, Felton Street.

Sidewalks closed with detours

Prescott Street closed

November 20th Prescott Street re-opened

Mitigation Hotline 617-496-0857

[These images captured on Thursday November 17, 2011.]
Expandable crane (erect, center right) used to raise support crane (lower left of image on street blocking Broadway at Prescott Street.)

Support crane on Prescott Street. Building on left side of image is Bromley Court, 84 Prescott Street. Crane was raised after dark on Thursday November 17, 2011. It has a blinking red light for low flying aircraft.

View of support crane being assembled

View from Broadway toward Prescott Street of pre-assembled support crane. Harvard buildings in background from left: 472-474 Broadway, 24, 22, 20 Prescott Street

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