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Highrise Delivery

By Eric Richardson
Published: Saturday, March 04, 2006, at 08:38AM
Highrise Delivery Eric Richardson [Flickr]

If you live in the Historic Core and got woken up this morning by a loud whirring, you weren't imagining things. At 8:15 a giant helicopter -- the kind with the hollow belly that lifts buses in movies -- descended on Downtown and hovered over the old City National Bank building.

It stayed there for a minute or two, and then disappeared out of my view -- but not out of my hearing.

Maybe five minutes later it reappeared, this time with some large piece of metal (perhaps a fuel tank) suspended underneath. Crews on the roof of the City National building dettached the cargo while the chopper hovered close. Rinse. Repeat.

All in all, it's a cool thing to watch. Why, though, do they have to make this enormous racket at 8:15 on a weekend?


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