Replacement of Kill Devil Hills’ 55-year-old, 200,000-gallon water tower behind the town fire station is moving right along.
The new $2.8 million tower, expected to be complete by February 2020, will be 160-feet high and hold 400,000 gallons.
The new tower is a pedesphere-style, elevated tank and will bear a new logo featuring the Wright Brothers Memorial. The graphic was created by Dave Rollins with Access Design based on a sketch by project contractor Landmark Structures, Inc.
Workers are now building the tower’s cone base. Steel plates are craned into place and welded by workers standing on a wood scaffolding.
Once the base cone is done, workers will begin constructing the pedestal between the cone and the tank itself.
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