Construction work in Lake Erie wind
Posted August 30, 2005
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Technicians and volunteers have finished
building the tallest wind-monitoring tower on the Great
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
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