McQuillen clock tower lifted into place

A new clock tower was lifted into place this morning in downtown Charles City. 

Although not full, sidewalks facing McQuillen Place attracted spectators as a crane prepared for the big lift. 

Early spectators got to watch an initial lift moving the tower from behind McQuillen to a staging point on the street.

The crane was then repositioned for the final lift and the tower was in place before 9:30 a.m.
Developer Charley Thompson, center in the black suit crosses Main Street to watch the final lift of the clocktower to the top of McQuillen Place.

The final lift: