The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning.
Henry David Thoreau - Slavery in Massachusetts - 1854
|Snow on the Approach|
|Twin (Fraternal) Towers|
|Cab Closeup - NE Corner|
A cold, clear sky looked down upon the summit of Wachusett this morning. And the gusting winds made it even colder. At the ski hut on the summit, it registered just under 30 deg. F.
Progress since my last visit the weekend before last has slowed - at least what one can see from the ground. Of course, we have also had considerable wet weather as well as a completely unexpected 15 - 20" dump of snow last Saturday!!!
The shingles on the roof have not been applied. Otherwise, it appears to be complete and ready for the crow's nest that will house the electronic equipment such as antennas. Exterior siding has been placed on the eastern face. The open "windows" have been covered in plastic sheet, surely to protect the workers in the cab.
|Detail - underside of flooring in Cab|
|Flooring Detail - North Side|
Here's another view....
|Still no Roof.|
As yet, there is no ladder structure that goes from the observation deck to the cab. Some framework laying on the ground however may be part of that structure. But these silver colored beams are kind of nondescript. No telling where they might go... perhaps as support for the roof of the main base?? Once again, I can see blue sky from the open door to the base so that is not yet complete - and certainly before this is all wrapped up, there will be a door in place to fill in the door-jam!
|Hmmm? Wonder Where These Go?|
|Wooden Tread for the Ramps?|
|Facade of the Eastern Wall|
|Mixer and Cement Carrier|
|Western Wall - Ditch for Wire ... phones?|
|The Always Photographed NE Corner!|
|Up-Summit - View Towards Worcester|