The ironworkers put in their last day on Saturday, wrapping up two full weeks of work on site. Two guys were there every day during that period which really surprised me. I'd figured that the whole fire escape would have pretty much been built in their workshop, trucked to the RBB and hung up in a couple of days. Nope, they actually put most of it together at the building and seemed to be working pretty hard, with slow going. Watching the process gives me more respect for how much effort is involved.
Our fire escape isn't beautiful by any stretch of the imagination, but given the technical complexities, space limitations and requirements of the fire code, they did a great job.
The same company is doing our balcony and roof garden railing, so they should be starting on those jobs next.