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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tower Assembly Begins

Today assembly of the Grouse Mountain Turbine officially began. This morning, drivers along the Second Narrow’s Bridge may have noticed the first tower section upright on the top of Peak. We had some challenges bringing the section up Heaven’s Sake ski run because of the sheer weight. The construction crew worked seamlessly to lift the first section into the air, lower it gently in place and bolt it to the foundation. This concrete foundation is installed on bedrock and has 15-metre deep rock-anchors. Next, the middle tower section was lifted and secured into place on top of the first. So we now have a 40 metre tall white tower on our mountain. Assmebly will continue tomorrow.

Photo: Devin Manky

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