Removal of Tower Crane Marks Major Milestone for NY State Capitol

ALBANY, NY –Consigli Construction Co., Inc. began the removal of a 274-foot tall tower crane this week at the New York State Capitol building twelve months ahead of the initial schedule, marking a major milestone in the decade-long restoration of the prominent historic landmark.

At an event on Monday, August 13th to kick off the week long dismantling of the crane which has been on site since 2009, Consigli Project Manager, Philip Brault joined Jim Davies, Deputy Commissioner for Design and Construction for the Office of General Services (OGS) and Commissioner RoAnn Destito. “There has been a crane of one kind or another in the sightline of the Capitol since the roof repair project began in 2000. Consigli Construction stepped up to the plate and delivered on the accelerated timeline with absolute professionalism. The quality of their work shows. They are exceptional partners,” said Destito.

Since Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the restoration project’s acceleration in May 2011, expected to save taxpayers approximately $2.3 million, other project highlights have included the completion of the Assembly skylight, renovation of Tower Hall, removal of exterior scaffolding, and re-opening West Capitol Park. A public unveiling of the new skylight over the Senate staircase this fall will celebrate the final portion of the project.