article on building boom at Fan Pier, Year of the Crane

Vertex Pharmaceuticals workers wondering what the view will look like out their office windows after the Cambridge firm’s big move to Fan Pier should ask Chris Rand. But they might have to climb up 18 stories to find him.

The veteran tower crane operator has been perched high above the Vertex headquarters project for months, carefully lifting and rotating and placing heavy building materials as the complex takes shape on the South Boston waterfront.

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