Archive for Monday, April 18, 2011

PHOTOS: Bowl ascends to top of Basehor water tower

Workers use a torch to cut cables atop the concrete column of the new Consolidated Water District No. 1 water tower in Basehor Monday morning. The crew worked around the circular tower, cutting off excess cable as hydraulic pump-powered jacks pulled the cables, and the bowl, upward.

Workers use a torch to cut cables atop the concrete column of the new Consolidated Water District No. 1 water tower in Basehor Monday morning. The crew worked around the circular tower, cutting off excess cable as hydraulic pump-powered jacks pulled the cables, and the bowl, upward.

April 18, 2011

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.

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Jason Bailey 3 years ago

News day in small-town Kansas....wow.

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