Tower Takedown: Days 7-9, Aug. 24-26, 2015

This week Ed Bell and the team from Preservation Timberframing continued the careful removal of the trim and damaged elements from the top sections of the tower. 

This process has uncovered more of the tower's "guts," and the news has not been very good. The structural condition of the belfry and lantern is even worse than estimated, and so fairly extensive reinforcement work will soon commence.

Between the need for this extra work and challenges scheduling a large enough crane, the Takedown Day is rescheduled to Wednesday, Sept. 9th. 

We will publicize a firm schedule for the day once the logistical plans are worked out, but it's looking like the flying down of the tower top will happen between 10:00 am and noon.