Another crane appears on the Park City skyline |

Another crane appears on the Park City skyline

by Jay Hamburger, THE PARK RECORD

The construction crews building the Rio Grande development in Old Town early in the week erected a crane as the work continues.

The project is at 820 Park Ave., close to the Town Lift. Chad Root, the building official at City Hall, says the crane is expected to remain at the site until November. It is needed to lift steel beams and other materials, Root says.

The Rio Grande development entails 10 condominiums and five commercial spaces. The historic building that once was at the site will be moved back as part of the development. Its location will be shifted to a more prominent spot on the parcel. The historic building is now being stored at a nearby location on Park Avenue.

The crane is the second to go up at a highly visible location in recent weeks. The construction crews working at the Stein Eriksen Residences site in Deer Valley previously erected a crane that can be seen from numerous locations, including along Main Street.

Root says another crane is expected to appear at a prominent location later in the winter. It is needed at a construction project planned at 205 Main St.