Former KKEY tower site to be dismantled by the end of April

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  • #30044

    Craig_Adams
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    Thanks for the update.

    #30414

    Zander
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    The tower was taken down by crane today starting at 10:34a and on the ground in eight minutes. Buckled half way down the tower as the crane started to lay it down. The tower occupied the site for 63 years.

    The developer is going to make end tables out of parts of the tower to be used around the pool area of the apartments that are going to be built on the site.

    #30415

    Alfredo_T
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    I’m glad that pieces of the tower will live on, in a way.

    #30418

    Craig_Adams
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    Thanks for the post!

    #30420

    Zander
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    #30424

    boisebill
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    Is there a non-Google account link?

    #30427

    washnotore
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    Did some you tube tweaking and came up with this.

    #30500

    Alfredo_T
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    Thanks for posting the video of the tower removal. I had always wondered how it’s done using a crane. I was amazed by the speed of this removal.

    #30508

    Andy Brown
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    Only fast because it’s scrap. Had it been scheduled for repurposing at another site it would have been a vastly different scenario.

    #30514

    e_dawg
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    Where will 1150am move to?

    #30515

    Andy Brown
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    Discussed previously in the thread. It’s temporary home is 5110 SE STARK STREET at Bustos HQ. Technically, they have applied for an STA to operate from there and their application for STA has been Accepted For Filing but not granted, so any operations from there are not yet authorized.

    http://bit.ly/2uOAEtt

    #30542

    Alfredo_T
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    I wonder, with a tower this old, would re-purposing have been possible? Or, would it be difficult to impossible to separate the sections due to corrosion?

    Some time ago, I watched a video of a demolition of a large AM radio tower in Hawaii (used at 550 kHz). This tower had to be scrapped because corrosion had made it unsafe. To my surprise, this tower was not very old; it had been erected in the mid 1990s. The video explained that the salty ocean air found in Hawaii causes radio towers to corrode quickly.

    #30581

    boisebill
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    Taking a tower down is really expensive.
    Only reason you’d dismantle instead of drop would be safety reasons.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  boisebill.
    #32332

    Zander
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    The former 1150 Studio & Transmitter building at the Fourth Plain site was demolished October 3rd thu the 6th. The demo crew stated it took twice as long as they thought it would take because the building was built so solid. (Mostly concrete construction)

    #32363

    Craig_Adams
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    Thanks for posting!

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