Airlifting Equipment Into One Wilshire

How do you get large equipment to the opper floors of a major downtown building? Check out this video of an equipment airlift at the One Wilshire building in downtown Los Angeles. In April 2007 CRG West used a helicopter to airlift 53 pieces of electrical and air conditioning equipment to a 27th floor of One Wilshire. This sequence of still photos shows a 30-ton AC unit being hoisted onto a small platform.

CRG West has additional video of a separate chopper lift to the 28th floor in March 2007. See our archives for more images of One Wilshire and our recap of the sale of the building last year.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.