SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The tower crane just off Capital City Freeway that was a city landmark for 32 months will be dismantled this weekend.

The 250-foot tower crane on Capitol Avenue, just west of 29th Street, was used to erect steel and assist in construction of Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento’s new women’s and children’s center in midtown Sacramento. A second tower crane was dismantled in April 2012.

The Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center is the centerpiece of the Sutter Medical Center’s expansion project, which also includes the renovation of Sutter General Hospital into the Ose Adams Medical Pavilion.

The two acute-care facilities will be connected by a three-story spanning structure that has been constructed over L Street.

The tower crane will be disassembled in sections by a mobile “assist crane” throughout Saturday and into Sunday. However, the removal of the jib – the horizontal portion of the crane – will happen before noon on Saturday, the hospital said.

“It takes a lot of planning,” project superintendent Ken Moehoing said. “We believe we’ve got everything covered. Hopefully, it’s a successful weekend.”

Capitol will be closed between 28th and 29th until Tuesday but one lane will remain open.


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