Preservation Timber Framing began work to prepare the tower top for removal, investigating the structure and beginning to remove elements that are loose or otherwise should come down in pieces.
They brought in some large timbers for the cribbing that will hold the top securely on the ground, and lumber for internal reinforcements. The reinforcements are necessary because they found the condition of the top to be such that it needs help to stay intact during its removal.
Editor Julie Huss from the Derry News interview Arron about the project. She had interviewed Pastor Deborah last week, and will probably publish an article on the takedown effort this week.