Few people get to see the Washington that Tim Reese sees, sitting high above the city while operating a 190-foot tower crane. After going more than a year without work because of the recession and the hit it took on construction, he’s back at work.
Feb. 17, 2012 Tim Reese walks from the rear of the tower crane at the Marriott Marquis construction site. Reese’s day begins with a 15-minute climb up to his control box on a 190-foot tower crane used to build the hotel. Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post Buy Photo