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    Halsey Knapp operates a crane from high above the city. This summer he's working on the construction of 667 Congress St. -- an upcoming apartment building at the site of the former Joe's Smoke Shop. Longfellow Square is pictured top right; Avon Street is to the left.

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    The crane looms above Parkside trees. Sacred Heart Church is at right.

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    Mitch McNaughton, an ironworker on the jobsite at 667 Congress St., offers hand signals as he hand-guides a steel beam that is being lowered from high above by crane operator Halsey Knapp.

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    A view of Back Cove and the western mountains is just part of the view from Halsey Knapp's perch 160 feet above the ground.

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    The crane operated by Halsey Knapp looms over 667 Congress St.

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    Halsey Knapp gently lowers steel I-beams toward construction workers on the fifth floor from a perch about 80 feet above in a crane.

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    An air freshener swings in a crossbreeze within the cockpit of the crane.

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    Halsey Knapp gently lowers steel I-beams toward construction workers on the fifth floor from a perch about 80 feet above in a crane.

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