- Winter 2005
restoration of Tower 17 began in the summer of 2004. The
intention is to use as much original fabric as possible, without
compromising the structural integrity of the building. After
Cherry Moving Company reassembled the building and removed the
supporting blocks, the tower began to lean toward the southeast
corner. During consultation with Cherry regarding this
problem, they recommended reinstallation of the supporting blocks
and the addition of cross braces internally. This was
accomplished during the late summer and early fall of 2004.
images in both columns show Tower 17 with the supporting blocks in
place. The image at left shows the new siding being installed,
while the one at right shows some of the new cross bracing inside
the storage room.
installation of new tongue and groove began on the lower levels.
Completed sections were then painted with 2 coats of white primer.
Cherry Moving Co. is rehabilitating the door and window frames for
the first floor, and those are expected to be installed in the
spring of 2005.
The image at
left is Tower 17 after the supporting blocks were removed and the
lower siding has been installed and primed. The image at right
shows the southeast corner.
right is an image of the west wall of the relay room. Once the
wall is repainted, the large metal relay cabinet will return to its
rightful place here.
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