These guys weren't messing around. The first few showed up and got right to it - they're beginning to take off the frames around the glass on the outside of the exhibits.
More dudes, and more frame removal. Most of the other dudes are just watching, waiting to do something heavy.
Once they removed all of the coverings, there happened to be a few of these large, gaping holes underneath - what the hell's in there?
No time to look! They got 7 dudes up in there to move that big hunk of glass. Those things are ridiculously heavy. I love those big suction cup thingies.
There's lots of shouting back and forth between dudes on both sides, push! stop! wait! ok! etc. They got it cracked, just gotta ease it out, now.
OK, it's out... you can see how thick that thing is. Now what?
Dude's like, "I got it!"
Well... after you got it on the ground, you gotta wheel it the hell outta there...
So they put it on a dolly and scooted it down and out. Notice the new pane of glass sitting right there on the railing. Wouldn't it be funny if they knocked that over while moving the old one out?
I agree, but they knew what they were doing.
OK, it's clear of the railing. Gotta flip it over. Notice the bird in the exhibit on the right, keepin' an eye on 'em. It's a kea (Australian parrot).
Nicely done. Notice that spot where the light is "radiating out from" in the glass? That's where the break actually does radiate out... Looks like it got shot (from the inside).
I left for break and came back to get a shot of the new one already in place! Looks good.
Came back again later and got there just in time to see them put the 2nd new glass pane back in. I also found out dudes love to hang out where the hole is.
Checkin' out the new glass. Gotta flip it, too.
That's not exactly an easy turn. Dudes wait in the hole.
Getting ready to hoist...
All right. Do it.
To the left, to the left!! Suction cups rule.
Everybody look at a corner!
Almost got it. Sweet.
The Rare Animal Conservation Center is now whole again. The lemurs can see the people! Those dudes were not playing, they had that thing done in no time flat. And it's all still there, not broken. Thumbs up.