Crane disruption nearly over

The massive crane that has obstructed traffic in the 100 block of West Superior Street this week should soon be done with its work.

Crews used the machine to lift equipment and supplies to the top of the US Bank Building, where they were used to replace the roof and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and to update a sign. The work was expected to wrap up by today, said Dennis Lamkin, a vice president and senior property manager for the bank. He said the bank arranged for all the work to coincide so as to minimize the disruption.

“We’re trying to be good neighbors,” Lamkin said. “We apologize for the inconvenience it has caused, but unfortunately this is part of doing business in a downtown area when you have a tall building and you need to maintain it.”