Howard-Tilton Memorial Library crane to be disassembled


The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library construction nears completion on and the removal of the cranes is expected. 

Franny Hocking, Associate News Editor

Tulane sent students a construction alert email on Sep. 18, notifying the student body about the disassembly and removal of the crane from the roof of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

Brice Builders will use a second crane to disassemble and remove the one currently on the roof. The removal is scheduled to take place from Sept. 22-27 as long as weather and all other factors permit.

Project Leader Brian O’Malley said weather is the only factor that would prevent the project from continuing on schedule and rain is not predicted for the next few days. As of Sep. 23, the project is on schedule to be completed on Sep. 27.

The trucks will enter and leave through the Freret Street Gate, and there will be additional flagmen at the gate and on the sidewalks to ensure the safety of students and the public.

Following the removal of the crane, the exterior walls of the 5th and 6th floors will be constructed.