A new house arrived in pieces on Sinawoy in Cos Cob this week. A giant crane towered over the building site. Visible from a distance, the crane was ready to hoist a section of a new home, around 11:00am on Friday. A tree had had to have several branches removed to accommodate the second story of the modular house under construction on a flag lot on Sinoway just around the corner from Rinaldi’s Deli.
A crew of about a half dozen men called out commands to one another as the giant cube was attached to its tether and slowly lifted from the flat bed it had arrived on.
Up, up up, it went and was rotated around a sharp corner, past the tree that had been trimmed to accommodate it, and, with equal care it was lowered into place, forming part of the house’s second story.
Nearby, on Anderson Ridge a new modular home was assembled in just a day recently. The cubes, having been spray painted with codes on the sides, were assembled in short order, jump starting an otherwise lengthy construction process. In the dead of winter, construction crew have the advantage of minimizing hours spent exposed to the elements.