Construction hoisting crane at Power House, Rice Institute
Construction of the William M. Rice Institute’s power-plant, showing the interior of the tower, with a large hoisting crane suspending a large metal beam above the sand-covered floor, which is crowded with steel cables, wooden beams, and other building materials and equipment. Two men are standing in the doorway beneath a large empty arch window, and one wall of the tower has yet to be built. Written on the suspended beam is: ‘Whiting Foundry Equipment Co., Cap[acit]y 10 tons’. Original resource is a black and white photographic negative.
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