Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kleiner Park---Heavy Fabrication

Work is moving right along on the Kleiner Park project.  Beams are cut, parts have been assembled, heavy fabrication has begun...
punching bolt holes in one of the gusset plates....


Welding up the support beams for the base of the sculptures: the base alone is 18 feet tall & made of 1/2 inch steel plate :)

More bolt holes; each piece will have over 200 structural tension-control bolts....

Moving pieces into place for welding....

measure twice, cut once; making sure everything is going to line up...


welding....

more welding....

cutting the upper beams; these will be attached to the larger support-structure....

Looks like my foundations will be poured ahead of schedule; within the next few weeks; hopefully the installation will take place in about a month; wow!   Still lots of work to do, but it's moving fast...

I cant wait to see them  out there with the wind turbines spinning; today was soooo windy, & I was wishing they were done already!  Each sculpture will be 45 feet tall, and will be very visible above the trees for a long time... Look for them next month!


amber