See the Photos! Gigantic New Boiler Installed in Grand Street Co-ops

Outside East River Cooperative, Saturday morning. Photo by Joel Raskin.

Over the weekend, Joel Raskin (whose photos are frequently featured on The Lo-Down) captured some great images of the big boiler installation at the East River Cooperative on Grand Street. East River, along with the Hillman and Amalgamated Co-ops, is in the midst of a major conversion to cleaner burning fuels. The boiler will provide both heat and hot water to about 2700 apartments of the three housing developments. Click through to see the installation in progress yesterday.

Photo by Joel Raskin.

Workers placed counterweights on the platform carrying the boiler…

Photo by Joel Raskin.

They raised the cables, needed to lift the boiler, off the ground in preparation for the big job…

Photo by Joel Raskin.

The boiler is moved into position, to the entrance of the boiler plant…

Photo by Joel Raskin.

Photo by Joel Raskin.

If you would like to read more details about the decision by the cooperatives to switch to a new heating system, there’s a lot more info on East River’s web page.

 

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