Tom York on Business: 400-Foot Crane Called in for Work on Twin Downtown High Rises

The Harbor Club towers loom over the San Diego Convention Center. Photo by Chris Stone

On July 22, construction specialist Cornerstone Managing Partners will  install a new building maintenance unit, or swing stage, atop the iconic Harbor Club’s two 424-foot high twin towers on San Diego’s central waterfront.

Construction workers will lean on the capabilities of a massive 400-foot-tall crane to do the install.

The work will take three days to complete, according to a company spokesperson.

The installation follows the 2019 decommissioning of helipads on each of the two 41-story high-rises.

Now this next phase of the project consists of installing 75,000-pound BMU’s on each of the high-rise luxury towers, which are used to maintain the exterior of the building and facilitate access in case of emergency. 

The spokesman says the company won’t have to ask tenants to leave the building. He also said this was the first project of this…

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