The crane that rolled onto the Ivy Stacks construction site and lifted huge concrete panels into place, doubling the capacity of the Library’s off-site shelving and retrieval unit, is gone. There’s enough space now to temporarily house a large portion of Alderman Library’s collection until the books can come home to a newly renovated library.
People who came to watch the crane at work were impressed; those who tried watching via the live video feed were disappointed by technical problems. However, there were Library staff out in the raw December weather, taking pictures that they’d like to share with anyone who missed the spectacle. Thanks to Director of Library Facilities and Security Guy Mengel, User Experience Analyst Dave Griles, User Experience Content Manager Amber Reichert, and University Project Manager Kate Meyer for the following photos!
See a video about the Alderman renovation!