PHOTOS: Bowl ascends to top of Basehor water tower
Basehor water tower bowl-raising
Early on Monday, April 21, construction crews raised a 300,000-pound steel bowl to the top of the new Consolidated Water District No. 1 water tower in Basehor. During the process, which lasted from about 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., the new tower assumed the shape that will loom over the Basehor landscape for decades to come.
A structure that will dominate Basehor's landscape for decades took its shape Monday morning after about seven months of construction.
As onlookers peered through binoculars and snapped photos, a construction crew hoisted a 300,000-pound steel bowl to the top of the new Consolidated Water District No. 1 water tower in Basehor. The crew began raising the bowl at 7:30 a.m., and it took until just after 10 a.m. for the bowl to scale the 100-foot-tall concrete column upon which it will rest.
The tower, between 155th and 158th Streets north of U.S. Highway 24-40, will hold 1 million gallons of water.
For more on the water tower, check basehorinfo.com and the Sentinel print edition later this week.