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Flagpole DisassemblySandblasting and WeldingReassembly of the Flagpole

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Restored Flagpole arrives in Ravenna in three sections at 9 AM.

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Unloading the restored flagpole, please wipe your feet!

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Bolting the sections together.

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Tightening the bolts.

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Inserting the 50’ flagpole into the lattice structure.

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Detail of the new four-coat paint system.

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Positioning the steel pole, the new paint glows!

9 - before and after

BEFORE - when we took it down in July. AFTER - The restored flagpole and new paint in October.

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Craftsman Herb Legg with repaired gold leafed ball and historic finial.

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Gold leaf ball on the flagpole, structure is ready to lift off.

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Up it goes – slowly.

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Almost vertical.

Flagpole is now vertical and ready to be moved into place.
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Lifting the flagpole above its base.

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Easy does it.

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Flagpole is assembled and securely bolted, it’s now time unhook the crane.

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Later that day electricians install new LED flag lights 100' above ground.

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Close-up installing the new flag lights 100’ above ground.

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New LED flag lights 100' in the air (on the disk) and new LED lattice structure lighting at 66' above ground.

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Restored 150' flagpole and new concrete base.

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Our restored Flagpole - We Did It !! - 24 Oct 2014.