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Re: Movement atop WBZ-TV tower

On Sun, 21 May 2000 lglavin@lycosmail.com wrote:

> About two months ago, I noticed that the top-mounted 
> TV antenna for channel 4 on Cedar St Needham was 
> missing, but channel 4 was available to all.  On
> a clear day, I went over to St Mary St to check it 
> out from a ringside seat.  It appeared that a low-
> numbered-channel TV antenna had been installed on one
> leg of the tower and I assumed that WBZ-TV was 
> being transmitted from this temporary apparatus while
> work commenced atop the tower.  Well, NO work commenced
> for weeks, perhaps owing to the wet, windy spring
> weather.  Now some sign of progress is apparent; 

I've been following the disassembly of the top section of the tower for
some time now; it started in March, and by the end of the first week of
April the tower was down to 850 feet. Then the bad weather struck, and no
additional work was done for about three weeks. They've since added a new
transition section and maybe four or five 20-foot sections of 7-foot-face
(the old top section was 5-foot-face); when done, I understand the tower
will be about 100 feet taller than it used to be.

Channel 4 may be running from its auxiliary antenna on the short tower;
I've no idea what Channels 2, 5, and 44 are doing.

The entire project is about a year and a half behind schedule; I was told
it was originally scheduled for the summer of 1998.

Rob Landry