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Construction work in Lake Erie wind tower completed
Posted August 30, 2005

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Technicians and volunteers have finished building the tallest wind-monitoring tower on the Great Lakes.
It took a heavy-lift helicopter three attempts over three hours to position the upper half of the galvanized steel tower into place atop the Cleveland Water Department intake crib. But once workers finally bolted it into place yesterday, there were cheers.

The tower is a project of Green Energy Ohio, a nonprofit clean-energy advocacy group.

The three-ton wind tower rises 165 feet above the lake. It will collect data for two years. The goal is to determine whether it's feasible and economical to build large, electricity-generating wind turbines several miles offshore in Lake Erie.

Crews put the lower half of the tower into place on July 25th.

© 2005 The Associated Press

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