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GUNN Consultants Project – Harbour Centre Vancouver Gets New Escalators!

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CUSTOM ESCALATOR PLACEMENT USING A CRANE!

The team at GUNN Consultants has had the pleasure of acting as Project Manager for the installation of new escalators at Harbour Centre over this last year, but the icing on the cake was a feat of engineering excellence on May 24th, as we oversaw two escalators being craned into the building at 555 West Hastings …through a window!

Here’s a brief look at the process:

The first escalator was connected to the crane and carefully turned toward the window opening.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAfter considerable deliberation, measurement, and guidance from the crew, the crane and escalator entered the building.
a view inside

Due to size constraints, the escalator had to be installed in separate pieces. This is the lower half being put into place.

men on beamAnd the top portion being lowered and attached to the bottom half:
Escaltor mid-airfull view insideSkip ahead a few hours and here is the (partially) finished product:

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Now that’s some serious engineering!

 

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