09 Jan Landscape Forever Changed
TEMPLE WALLS TO GO UP THIS WEEK!
The eve of a long awaited new landscape has finally arrived! The new Radha Krishna Temple walls are about to go up!! Over the last several days construction crews crowded the temple site with lots of heavy equipment. Finally, they completed the extensive preparations required to lift and set the concrete walls of the temple in place.
Planning and preparations for lifting panels went on for several weeks before crews finally sprang into action last week and transitioned into the execution phase. The whole operation required weeks of planning.
As the first step, crews carefully layed out and marked the wall panel locations using surveying equipment, so that the walls can be placed in the exact location. They cleaned up all connection points for lifting and bracing the wall panels. Then they checked for integrity and proper location according to engineering design.
Crane operating crew delivered a 350 ton hydraulic crane which took hours to set up. Four tractor trailers delivered the huge heavy counterweights weighing over 100 tons or 220,000 lbs. Crane riggers installed the counterweights on the crane as well as the large heavy pads for the crane’s outriggers each of which weighed over a ton. These measures are critcally important to prevent the crane from tipping over while lifting.
Other crews prepared for the lifting of the wall panels by attaching bracing to panels and preparing the hoisting cables. The first panels are now ready to be hoisted.
The sun set today on a landscape that will forever be changed with the sun rise tomorrow. This is the last time you will see that landscape without the temple. The Radha Krishna Temple will forever change the landscape with a divine abode of Shri Radha Krishna.
What will this new transformed landscape be like? Imagine a beautiful white temple adorning unique sculpture work piercing the bright blue sky with its tallest shikhars. It will stand out and be noticed from miles away. The temple will serve as a beacon for the community — a place for soul nourishing and life enriching activities that will uplift communities for generations to come.