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Friday, November 20, 2009

Snowfall presents a new challenge

With 150cm of snow at Grouse Mountain the project site of The Eye of the Wind has evolved into something very different. The white steel tower, viewPOD and blades are nearly camouflaged in their snowy surroundings. Access to the site is a large challenge as our team relies on snowmobiles and snowcats. The electrical control building of the structure is now full of the necessary gear that allows us to bring electricity from the generator into our local grid. We will complete the connections and testing of this gear over the next few weeks. Inside of the tower the elevator installation is progressing well. We have a near-complete elevator cab and elevator rails that go as high as 40 metres – two thirds of the way up the 65 metre tower. Still lots of work to do before the holiday season begins.

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