Constructing the Other Museum Plaza Tower
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The gigantic electrical tower at the foot of Eighth Street on the Museum Plaza site will still be standing for some time, but its replacement is already under construction farther to the west.

Electrical Tower Retrospective
Electrical Tower Retrospective. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

We already know about the massive trenches running down River Road, but now crews are working on a really large foundation for the new electrical tower with equipment that brought nostalgic memories of the glory days of Museum Plaza construction before the site was turned into a preserve for giant white monkeys and before those mini-earthquakes (and not money?) brought activity to a grinding halt.

The new electrical tower will be “more streamlined” than the old erector set standing now according to one crew member. In fact, the new tower will be simply one massive steel pole towering over Interstate 64. And don’t forget, the new tower will replace two existing towers including a smaller one standing in the entangled mess of the Ninth Street Interchange.

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