The cranes provided sufficient capacity and reach to lift and position wall panels and other construction materials weighing up to 2.2USt at heights of up to 66ft, in the tight working area of the site. Both of the 8.8USt-capacity cranes were unloaded and set up by a 275USt Grove GMK5275 all terrain crane, with one erected adjacent to the job site and the second on an elevated concrete deck.

The $34m project was overseen by North American Crane & Rigging, who contacted Connecticut-based Shawmut Equipment to provide a lifting solution.

David White, business development manager at North American Crane & Rigging, said: "Saving space and causing as little disruption as we can to a heavily urbanised area such as metro Boston meant significant cost savings for the general contractor, our customer, and the City of Boston.

"We were able to quickly assemble and disassemble the cranes on the job site with very little impact to local businesses and the community. The general contractor expressed that it was very pleased with the cranes’ performance and that it will use the cranes again in future developments in the region."