The Boston Airlift

Last Sunday as I made my way to an early morning photo shoot, I saw blue police lights flashing in the dark. The square that I typically pass through was blocked off to vehicular traffic. Police and construction workers were all over the place. Finally, I saw a man with a tripod and video camera; one of my kind.

“What’s up?”, I asked.

“They’re replacing HVAC units on the tops of two of the buildings here. It’s too high up for regular cranes, so they are bringing in a helicopter to do the lift.”

“Any chance I could stick around and make photos?”

“You don’t want to. It’s full-on protective gear. Hard hat, goggles, and ear protection. When that helicopter comes in, a lot of things will start flying around?

My planned shoot was nearby, so I went and made the images I wanted. A little after 7:00, I heard the helicopter come in. I made these images from just outside the area the police closed off.

You can see video of it lowering an HVAC unit here.

25 thoughts on “The Boston Airlift

      1. Garfield Hug

        πŸ™‚ Yes…overdoing it isn’t it or maybe it was the best solution. HaHa! I hope in our sky scrapers here, they will not resort to helicopters to install HVAC. Here our architects and engineers will be literally hauled up for sure! Happy Sunday!

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