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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wind Tower reaches 65 metres

Our wind turbine reached new heights today as the third tower section was lifted into place. Next, the ViewPod – our custom built observation deck - was lifted to its new home looking out over Vancouver. The ViewPod is the only structure of its kind in the world – a true engineering marvel. It is seven metres in diameter, over 30,000lbs, and offers a 360 degree view of the Lower Mainland, surrounding mountains and the operating wind turbine. The last stage for today was to lift the machine carrier (some call it the nacelle) to the very top of the tower. The machine carrier allows the blade assembly to rotate about the tower and supports the generator, hub and three turbine blades. With the machine carrier in place, the tower has now reached its final 65 metres in height.

Tomorrow, the construction continues.

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