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LeChase helps Highland Hospital make season merry and bright

By December 28, 2021Community, Rochester, N.Y.

For the past six years, Highland Hospital has been decorating its campus with more than 500 strands of lights to make the holiday season more “merry and bright.” This year, they went to new heights in their decorating – and LeChase helped.

Lights on the tower crane and campus make Highland Hospital merry and bright

Lights on the tower crane (top photo) help make the Highland Hospital campus (bottom photo) merry and bright for the holidays. Click image for video of the campus, including the tower crane.

Over the course of about a week, LeChase crane operators placed lights on a tower crane at the site. The crane is being used in construction of the hospital’s new addition. Installing lights on the horizontal boom was a relatively easy process, as a walkway spans its length. The vertical lights posed more of a challenge. Workers attached them to a rope to provide more support. They then tied the lights off at the ladder landings every 19 feet. When fully lit, the crane has 65 strands of light that add to the hospital’s bright appearance.

The hospital’s new tower addition project is a modernization effort that will add 58 patient rooms to the southeast wing. It will enable Highland to provide private rooms for nearly all of its patients.  LeChase took part in a beam signing for the project in November, as crews neared completion of the tower’s steel structure.

For a look at the lights across the Highland campus, click here.