A 200-ton crane, so tall it sometimes has to have lights on it when working near an airport, will be at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA in Willmar for a few more weeks while 10-by-31-foot, 46,000-pound segments will be added to the 13,993-square-foot expansion at the facility. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Major addition at the YMCA beginning to take shape
WILLMAR — Motorists rubbernecked Tuesday as they drove by the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA in Willmar.
A crane with 160-foot boom caught the bypassers’ attention as it lifted precast concrete wall segments — each weighing more than 20 tons — into place.
“It’s put together like a big puzzle,” said Tim Daniels, the Y’s building and grounds director.
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