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  The crew at MGA got an early start last Thursday for the installation of “Budding Vortex”.  We began at   7am   loading the flat bed with the primary support pole and prepackaged crates that contained the 7 sections of the sculpture.  Each section weighs about 1000lbs.  We had the truck loaded by   8am   and had about 1/2” to spare on the width of the truck.  It was a full load.    

The crew at MGA got an early start last Thursday for the installation of “Budding Vortex”.  We began at 7am loading the flat bed with the primary support pole and prepackaged crates that contained the 7 sections of the sculpture.  Each section weighs about 1000lbs.  We had the truck loaded by 8am and had about 1/2” to spare on the width of the truck.  It was a full load.

 

  We met the crane operator at the installation site at Crescent Communities Westshore in Tampa at about   9am   and began unloading the truck and prepping for raising the primary support.

We met the crane operator at the installation site at Crescent Communities Westshore in Tampa at about 9am and began unloading the truck and prepping for raising the primary support.

  Once the primary support was in place and leveled we did a quick fit of the base cladding to ensure the height of the set was correct.  The base plate was then packed with Non-shrinking grout and we started to set sculpture sections.

Once the primary support was in place and leveled we did a quick fit of the base cladding to ensure the height of the set was correct.  The base plate was then packed with Non-shrinking grout and we started to set sculpture sections.

 The first couple of sections were slow going as the lighting system had to be adjusted from transport and the first section of the sculpture set the mounting process for all the other sections.    

The first couple of sections were slow going as the lighting system had to be adjusted from transport and the first section of the sculpture set the mounting process for all the other sections. 

 

 From then on it was smooth sailing with the remainder of the sections each taking about a half hour to place and secure.

From then on it was smooth sailing with the remainder of the sections each taking about a half hour to place and secure.

  Once the cap piece was in place we were done for the day. The pavers were filled in around the base the following day and  the lighting was wired.  Then the base cladding was applied bringing the installation to a close.  Overall things went very smoothly do in large part to a great deal of planning and a really good team.  Thank you to the members of my team Christopher Padow, Ryan Michel, George Retkes and Jacqueline Amick for a job well done as well as all the folks from Crescent Communities, Superior Crane and Seminole Towing. 

Once the cap piece was in place we were done for the day. The pavers were filled in around the base the following day and  the lighting was wired.  Then the base cladding was applied bringing the installation to a close.  Overall things went very smoothly do in large part to a great deal of planning and a really good team.  Thank you to the members of my team Christopher Padow, Ryan Michel, George Retkes and Jacqueline Amick for a job well done as well as all the folks from Crescent Communities, Superior Crane and Seminole Towing. 

  We managed to get some great press from for the install from the efforts of the Crescent marketing team.  Here is a link to one of the news feeds.     http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=ee830a9a-5376-4f29-988a-788d18a54fc8

We managed to get some great press from for the install from the efforts of the Crescent marketing team.  Here is a link to one of the news feeds.

http://mms.tveyes.com/PlaybackPortal.aspx?SavedEditID=ee830a9a-5376-4f29-988a-788d18a54fc8