THE MOUNT BEACON FIRE TOWER

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The Restoration

 
 

THE RESTORATION PROJECT GOALS

PHASE 1

Restore the tower footings

PHASE 2

Replace tower steps and landings

PHASE 3

Replace tower support cross braces and bolts

PHASE 4

Replace tower cabin roof and walls.

Improve tower safety where needed.

PHASE 5

Sand, scrape, and paint tower where needed.

FINAL PHASE

Re-Open the tower to visitors and create an educational program with background information on the tower.

What we found ... What we did ...  
 

Water builds at the base of the tower that erodes the concrete footings

We started from the bottom and worked our way up

 
 

Portions of the footings have eroded away and will need to be replaced

We began fundraising to finance the effort

 
 

Bolts and cross members need to be replaced

We looked for sponors

 
 

The galvanized steel structure will need to be sanded and repainted

We enlisted some help

 
 

We will replace the tower's rotted wooden steps and put wire mesh on the handrails to improve visitor safety.

We recruited more help

 
 

The landings will need to be replaced in order to make the tower safe for visitors

We kept working upward

 
 

The floor of the cabin has been weathering for almost two decades and the walls have been used for "target practice" by vandals. Both need to be replaced or patched.

... and we continued to raise awareness for our cause

 
 

The roof of the cabin will need to be replaced with a new structure as will the cabin's windows.

Now we are almost there!

 
 
 

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