The Stainless Steel is On-site for the Installation of "Cor Liberum" / by Mike McCarthy

 Stainless poles (trees) are in place

Stainless poles (trees) are in place

It was a very long day yesterday! I had to transport the stone pillars to the monument company in Elizabethtown, KY yesterday morning. It was pouring rain and the pallets were not easy to move. But, I got that done and was on to the next step. Picking up and delivering the stainless steel posts.

 You can see the lack of head room we were dealing with to get these guys unloaded.

You can see the lack of head room we were dealing with to get these guys unloaded.

The picking up was the easy part. Although they filled the back of a 26 foot flat bed truck. It was the unloading that was the challenge. "Cor Liberum" is being installed in a courtyard in front of Norton Hospital - Audubon Campus. To get to the courtyard, you have to enter through the parking garage. The lack of height in the garage means not many pieces of equipment will fit. So, we had to unload the poles outside of the garage and place them on a trailer. We then drove a trailer through the narrow isles up two floors of the garage. Mark Hendren owner of Lay-em-all Masons showed off his driving skills just to get them in place where we could unload. We then used a small Genie forklift to unload the poles and place them in the courtyard. I was lifting and guiding the poles. If I was still in my 30's, that might not have been a big deal, but at 50, I realized that I am getting too old for that type of work!!

So, the good news is that the poles are on-site and ready for Methods and Materials out of Chicago to come in and do their magic starting Tuesday. More to follow as we close in on finishing "Cor Liberum".