Our Building Hope team is about to lose its tallest, strongest and hardest working player. Pagasa, the 244-foot tall construction crane, is coming down May 24 after spending the last year hoisting heavy loads of building materials into the sky. A mobile crane will arrive May 23 to assist in the dismantling, which is expected to take two days.
Pagasa was the winning entry in our Name the Crane contest for Children’s patients. Jonathan, age 4, submitted the name, which means “hope” in Tagalog, a Filipino dialect. Jonathan explained that Children’s is building a “high-high-high-in-the-sky building of hope, so that’s what we should call it.” Jonathan received a replica of the crane, a Children’s fleece and a visit with a crane operator and members of the Sellen Construction team.
Salamat and paalam – thanks and goodbye – Pagasa.
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