Henry David Thoreau - A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers - 1849
The roof is on and the cab, to the lay observer, appears complete. Put in the glass that will protect the contents from the elements and you have a watch tower from which you can easily see "the sun rise up out of the sea." (A Walk to Wachusett.)
And today I witnessed one of the most beautiful sun rises that I have ever seen on the mount. A bank of clouds sat far to the east "behind" Boston. As the sun rose closer and closer to the horizon, the clouds were outlined in a golden brilliance as if it were the New Jerusalem far out in the heavens. It was most striking. Nearer and closer to touch is the earthly profile of Boston.
|The New Jerusalem ... Boston Sunrise|
The most obvious change today, from two weeks ago is that the cab is almost complete. One can now get a real sense of the final visual appearance of the structure. Work to be done now will be the final touches externally such as the completion of the facade rock wall, the railings about the observation tower, the ramp walkway, the final touches on the cab, and of course, the landscaping. Things are rounding into final form. But, workers were once again on site at 7:30 am (Sunday)! They must really be pushing before snowfall!
|Sun Bathing the Eastern Face of the Towers|
|Litterio Landscape of Clinton, Massachusetts - Stone Masons and Landscape Architects|
|Old Glory at Sunrise|
|Ramp on Western Wall|
|Southern Wall with Doorway and interior Compartment|
|View towards Worcester at Sunrise|
|Towers in Tandem ... Soon to be but ONE!|
|Almost Grown-up Turkey Family at the Base of the Mountain|