Above Central Edinburgh

From the station roof the riggers hoisted the rope up on to the roof of the New Buildings located at the corner of the North Bridge and Princes Street where the Balmoral Hotel now stands. The rope was then carried across the North Bridge to one of the storehouses standing on the vacant site where the General Post Office was scheduled to be built. Although Mr Newall suggested that the wire be permanently fixed to the roof of the New Buildings to relieve the weight of cable, his advice was not acted upon.