0
Votes

Back to photo galleries

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.

photo thumbnail

The bowl climbs about one-third of the way up the tower at 8 a.m. Monday. ...

photo thumbnail

At 8:30 a.m., the bowl is at roughly the halfway point up the column.

photo thumbnail

At 9 a.m., the bowl passes the two-thirds mark of its journey up the 100-foot ...

photo thumbnail

At 9:30 a.m., the bowl is nearly to the top.

photo thumbnail

Around 10:15 a.m., the bowl reaches the top of the tower. Crews still had to ...

photo thumbnail

This sequence shows the slow climb of a 300,000-pound steel bowl up the 105-foot concrete ...

photo thumbnail

Workers use a torch to cut cables atop the concrete column of the new Consolidated ...

photo thumbnail

Onlookers watch from the parking lot of First Baptist Church as the bowl takes its ...

photo thumbnail

A worker uses a torch to cut cables atop the tower's 105-foot concrete column.

photo thumbnail

Water board member Ron Milbourn watches the bowl rise, with the help of binoculars.

photo thumbnail

Workers move around the top of the water tower's column midway through the bowl's raising. ...

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.

Advertisement