My morning bus was making the circle inside Hadassah Medical Center campus when we passed two huge mobile cranes getting into position.
Needless to say, I jumped off the bus and whipped out the camera!
I stared in wonder as the crane got longer and longer, sort of like Jack and the Beanstalk.
It seemed it would reach the clouds.
Watching the operator was awesome too.
How many people need a glass ceiling for their work?
(You can enlarge all these photos with a click or two.)
Then they met!
The vertical mobile crane came near the horizontal crane that has for a long time been atop the new Davidson Tower.
(I showed you the new building in 2011 when the head engineer took us up for a hardhat tour of the new hospital.)
At least three guys were on the "bridge" and two can (barely) be seen on the horizontal part! So brave!
The crane started taking off the concrete slabs, slowly, one by one.
They were dismantling the roof crane, above my very eyes!
About that time I came to my senses and realized I was risking my life for a blog post.
Indeed, the guard saw me from his safe indoor place and yelled at me to get the hell out of there and fast!
I have been following and documenting the construction of this tall tower since 2007.
The picture above (taken from the ancient Roman road not long ago) just may be the final photo ever of Sarah Davidson Tower with a crane mounted on its roof.
Hadassah is now crane-less!
Or at least until the Hadassah ladies come up with a new idea and new donations.
(Linking to SkyWatch Friday.)