Macy’s Great Tree Lighting


PROJECT: Remove the tree from a flat bed truck to set on the roof of Macy’s at the Lennox Square Mall in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. After Christmas, remove the tree and set on truck for removal.


EQUIPMENT: 90 Ton Crane + Rigging Team

The Macy’s Christmas tree is a famous Atlanta tradition that has been happening for decades. Superior Rigging & Erecting employee, Chris Leavy, recounts his experience of the event as a child:

“When I was a kid, I remember going to see Superior Rigging set the Christmas tree on the old Rich’s Building in Downtown Atlanta. They use to have a children’s ride, the pink pig that use to go around the tree.”

Many Atlanta residents have similar, fond memories of the event. The Macy’s Great Tree Lighting is a special event during a special time of year and we are so glad we are able to participate. The lighting is an annual, fun-filled tradition that features the Christmas tree lighting as well as a pre-show concert and fireworks finale. We used one of our 90 tonLink-Belt cranes to set the tree in preparation for the event.



Superior Rigging & Erecting was founded in 1952 and has locations in Atlanta, Ga. and Orlando, Fl. Since, we have developed a reputation for completing complicated projects with ease. Services offered include: steel erection, specialized rigging, millwrighting, turnkey plant services, heavy transport, equipment rental, warehousing, art/sculpture installation and more. With wide-ranging services and more than 65 years of operation, Superior Rigging & Erecting offers seamless solutions to the most complex projects. Comprehensive rental options include: crane, forklift, tractor trailer, accessory equipment and more. Benefits of choosing Superior Rigging & Erecting include an expansive equipment fleet which ensures quick availability, a comprehensive preventative maintenance program resulting in safe productivity and a commitment to a zero-accident environment, implemented with an active safety staff requiring complete, ongoing training. Superior Rigging & Erecting: making the tough jobs look easy since 1952.  

Learn more about our multi-generational history in our company video: Superior Rigging & Erecting Co. – Our Story

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