|Inside a new electrical vault, Austin Energy crews move a transformer into place that will help power the "3 eleven" residential tower at 5th and Bowie Streets.|
We are installing four large transformers at the base of the 36-story tower, three of which weigh 18,000 pounds. A specialized crane is used to lower these transformers onto heavyweight rollers, allowing crew members to roll the transformers into their designated space. We are also working on a similar project for the new ballroom and parking garage at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Barton Springs Road.
|A specialized hydraulic lift is used to move the transformer into place.|
|One of four new transformers that crews are installing into an electrical vault that will help power the 3 eleven building, under construction.|
|The vault's Electrical Room houses switchgear, circuit breakers and other controls used to manage electrical current that passes through the vault to power the building.|
|The site on which the new equipment is being installed.|
|A similar vault will be constructed on the site of the Hyatt Regency Austin to power a new ballroom and parking garage.|