July 9, 2009.
The group has temporary laboratory space on the first floor of "B-block" in the chemistry department. While the laboratory space is not yet ready for full habitation, the 12 Tesla magnet has been installed by lifting it with a hoist through a (removed) window. The next step is to start unpacking all the boxes and building the instrument!
Preparing the lifting rig.
The alignment rails. Also used to distribute the weight of the magnet.
Preparing to lift.
Moving the base-stand under the magnet.