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EXTERIOR WALL SCULPTURE INSTALLATION
Baystate Children's Hospital Specialty Center,  Springfield, MA
(installed sculpture photos)
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Baystate Children's Hospital in the morning light
Baystate Children's Hospital Specialty Center (first floor) in the early morning light  (sun shown was on day 3)

Installation Day 1 - June 11, 2014
Man lift arrives on a truck driving the manlift into place
Man lift arrives by truck & is unloaded and driven into place.      Operating instructions are given.
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marking the holes
Hole locations for wall anchors are measured from sculptor's dimensioned drawings.
Lifting template to the east wall checking hole locations with the templates
Hole locations for wall anchors are double checked with templates provided by the fabricator (Amaral) and based on the actual bracket locations as attached to the sculpture.   Rain ended day one early.
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Installation Day 2 - June 12, 2014
Install - Day 2 up on the lift
                                  Bill Plage and Greg Wolff of Hartford Fine Art & Framing up on the lift
Drilling the holes blowing out the brick dust
                Drilling the holes in the hollow core brick                                                  Blowing out the brick dust
Inserting the inserts Bill and Greg ready for epoxy
                                Inserting the inserts                                                       Bill and Greg ready for the epoxy stage
Inserting the epoxy Inserting the threaded rods
                                   Inserting the epoxy                                                      Inserting the threaded rods into the epoxy.
Day 2 job is completed before the rain came. 
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Installation Day 3 - June 16, 2014
Delivery truck arrives early Truck parks in the back awaiting crane
                  The trucking company arrives early with the sculpture and parks in the back awaiting the crane.
Crane arrives Crane sets up out riggers
                                                  The boom truck (crane) arrives and sets up the out riggers.
Truck moves into place for transfer Roof slide aside
      The truck with the sculpture moves into place and slides back the accordion roof to expose the wrapped sculpture.
Sculpture in truck Rigging to lift the sculpture from the truck
Lifting the East Wall Sculpture off the truck
        After the roof slides back, the rigger attaches the sling to the sculpture and lifts the east wall sculpture off the truck.
Putting the east wall sculpture on the ground Wrapped east wall sculpture on the ground
                                                      The wrapped east wall sculpture is put on the ground
South wall sculpture on the truck Lifting the south wall sculpture off the truck
Lifting the south wall sculpture off the truck
                                                             The wrapped south wall sculpture is lifted off the truch
Carla carefully unwrapping the sculpture Unwrapped sculptures
             Carla Santia carefully  unwrapping the sculptures.               The unwrapped sculptures ready for lifting

Attaching the wall brackets The wall bracket
18 attachment points - the wall brackets
                                           Attaching the wall brackets - 18 points of attachment for the sculpture.
Rigging the east wall sculpture Rigging the east wall sculpture
                                                           Rigging the east wall sculpture to be ready for lifting.
Our rigger Keith Andrews Our crane operator Keith Murphy
                             Our rigger Keith Andrews                                                     Our crane operator Keith Murphy
Lifting the East Wall Sculpture Lifting the East Wall Sculpture
Lifting the East Wall Sculpture to the wall
Lifting the east wall sculpture to the wall - the back of the sculpture with its stiffener plates is painted to match the brick.
Bolting the sculpture to the brackets Bolting the sculpture to the brackets Bolting the sculpture to the brackets
                                                                    Bolting the sculpture to the wall brackets
Lifting the South Wall Sculpture Lifting the South Wall Sculpture to the wall
Attaching the south wall sculpture to the wall
                                    Lifting the south wall sculpture to the wall.   Attaching the sculpture to the wall..

Lifting the center sculpture Attaching the center sculpture
                        Lifting the center sculpture.                                            Connecting the center sculpture to each side.
Wall Sculpture - Baystate Children's Hospital

The install crew
        Our install crew: Carla Santia, Greg Wolff, Bill Plage, Keith Murphy (crane operator), Keith Andrews (rigger)

more installed sculpture photos
fabrication progress photos
drawings of the production sequence

CREDITS

Contact
Carla Santia & Associates
Agawam, MA
Art Constultant and project coordinator
Carla Santia
Amaral Custom Fabrications, Inc.
Bristol, RI
Sculpture Fabrication
Paul Amaral
Steffian Bradley Architects
Enfield, CT
Engineering coordination
Derek Noble
BVH Integrated Services
Bloomfield, CT
Structural engineering
John Beauregard
Hartford Fine Art & Framing
East Hartford, CT
Installation Bill Plage
A-Quick Pick Crane & Rigging
Derby, CT
Crane services
Mark Robinson
North Eastern Water Jet, Inc.
Amsterdam, NY
Aluminum cutting
Dave Belfonce
Outlaw Trucking
Bristol, RI
Sculpture shipping
Robert Zuckerman
Peter W. Michel, Sculptor
Fayetteville, NY
Sculpture design & coordination
Peter Michel

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 1997/2013 by Peter W. Michel                Posted  06-17-2014   updated  10-23-2014
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com