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May 23 2004, 6:30 am - placing the 3rd cable on the west pylon

A view from the Pearman - continued tower construction and building the 3rd set of stay cables

Platform and west pylon: Note the 3rd anchor and cable placement

Platform and east pylon: Note the 3rd anchor and platform extension

Elevator and exit ports on the west pylon: Any idea about what the ports at the bottom of the photo are all about? Perhaps the cables (tendons) are to counteract outward forces transmitted down the concrete "V"?

West Elevator and lateral tendon housing

East Elevator and lateral tendon housing

The on/off ramp: a symphony of fabricated steel

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