Condo Ceiling Light Box Supporting 60lb Chandelier? (PIC)

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Condo Ceiling Light Box Supporting 60lb Chandelier? (PIC)

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My gf's condo is in a modern high rise building, built 2004, 21 floors, in Boston. So steel framing. There is a ceiling box already installed for a light fixture over the dining table area. I can't tell however if it will support a 60lb chandelier. I know by code the light boxes are supposed to support at least 50lb, but wanted to check here for piece of mind before hand. I'm more concerned about what the box will actually support vs what it's rated to support. I've included a picture of the inside, but there are no markings. It looks like I can see the bottom part of a clamp that I assume would be attached to the spanner between the framing truss, or the frame itself. The brand for the cover is Arlington, but I can't find the same box in their catalog.

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Austin
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Thanks Pulpo but that looks like it has spikes meant to stick into wood joists. This apartment building is all steel.
 
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Put wood between the steel joists & the spikes.
 
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If she does not own the condo or local codes do not allow unlicensed work in multifamily dwellings even by owners for reasons of liability you should not be doing the work.
 
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Thanks Ray, she does own the condo. Would even hanging a chandelier be an issue of doing unlicensed work? Would I be looking at codes or bylaws?
 
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Codes & bylaws both count.
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Thanks guys, she's going to just return it and get a lighter chandelier.
 
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