The crane above Fenwick library is being taken down from its perch.
The crane, affectionally known as the ‘GMU Crane’ on social media, has assisted with construction on Fenwick and has become quite popular amongst students on campus. The crane even has its own parody Twitter account, which tweeted sadly earlier this afternoon about its departure.
MASON NATION, I will be writing a letter about my departure later today. Stay tuned. #AllLoveTheCrane
— GMUcrane (@GMUcrane) October 16, 2014
According to Johnny Trejos, Project Engineer with Facilities Project Management & Construction, the crane was scheduled to start coming down this past Wednesday.
The account has received a multitude of feedback from students on Twitter.
@DarthMUN15 @GMUcrane @GeorgeMasonU WHATTTT!!!! This calls for a candle light vigil, this is such a tragedy. What is life — Farah Elherazy (@FElherazy) October 16, 2014
RIP @GMUcrane, gonna miss climbing to the top and dropping nuts on students
— GMU Squirrels (@GMUSquirrels) October 16, 2014
@MasonLAPD @GMUcrane @GMUBees I think we’re past due to add a new Mason Value, and “The Crane” has a great sound to it. — Career Services (@MasonCareer) October 16, 2014
Though the crane is beginning to be dismantled, it has not been confirmed when it will be completely removed from the construction site.
However, it was tweets such as these that made the crane so endearing.
What a beautiful day. Stay happy, Mason Nation. #Craning pic.twitter.com/FW02xZ3HxZ
— GMUcrane (@GMUcrane) October 7, 2014