Daytona Beach Shores, FL – The iconic Peck Plaza, 2625 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, is undergoing repairs to its roof from damages sustained during Hurricane Matthew in Oct. 2016. A giant-sized crane is being used to reach the top of the structure.
Peck Plaza, which rises almost 300 feet, with the well known ‘Top of Daytona’ restaurant on its 29th floor, requires a gigantic crane to reach the rooftop. In order to remove the existing roof and install a new one, the crane was brought in and assembled in the north parking lot.
Fully assembled, the Manitowoc 2250 crane stands 390 feet tall and is capable of lifting a 3-ton load. It’s driven by a 500-horsepower Cummins QSX15-C500 6-cylinder diesel engine. Due to its height, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was notified. A flag and lighting installed at the crane’s peak is being used to warn low-flying aircraft.
“Once the crane is fully raised it will be the tallest structure in the Daytona metro area by more than 100 feet, and should be visible for several miles,” said William Schiesser, Peck Plaza Condominium Association Vice-President
“Peck Plaza took a real hit from Matthew last October, but Mr. Peck knew what he was doing when he built this place, and the support columns and basic structure of the building are as solid as the day he built it,” said David Everest, Peck Plaza Condominium Association President. “When we finish repairing Peck Plaza, it will resume its rightful place as a premier building along ‘The World’s Most Famous Beach’.”
Edwin Peck, Jr. of Peck and Associates Construction, Inc., Daytona Beach Shores, is supervising assembly of the crane and installation of the new roof.
According to Everest, the repairs may take up to one year to complete.
Photo courtesy of William Schiesser.
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