In Providence’s College Hill, a new aerial crane rises to the occasion

AIMING HIGH: A worker from Shawmut Design and Construction communicates with colleagues at the site of the new Brown University Performing Arts Center on College Hill in Providence. The tower crane is being used in the construction of the building, which is being overseen by Shawmut. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
AIMING HIGH: A worker from Shawmut Design and Construction communicates with colleagues at the site of the new Brown University Performing Arts Center on College Hill in Providence. The tower crane is being used in the construction of the building, which is being overseen by Shawmut. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
As an economic indicator, tower cranes aren’t on the same level as gross domestic product and the consumer price index. But they can make an impressive statement. The appearance of towering aerial cranes silently lifting and positioning beams for new construction sends a message of growth. After a dearth of cranes in the sky for…

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