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Flagpole DisassemblySandblasting and WeldingReassembly of the Flagpole

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1. preliminary cuts at gusset plate

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2. going up to the 100' level to tie cable

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3. deciding where to fasten cables

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4. raising cables and crane to 100' level

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5. close-up tying the cables to the top of the structure

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6. securing top of flagpole to crane cables

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7. fastening cable to top of lattice structure

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8. cutting out rivets at gusset plate with a torch

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9. burning out the final rivets to separate the flagpole sections

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10. pulling up with crane to separate the flagpole

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11. upper section of flagpole breaks free

12. upper part of flagpole lifts free

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13. lowering the upper 110' section of flagpole to ground

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14. almost on the ground

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15. slowly lowering 110' section of the flagpole to the ground

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16. very top of flagpole is a 10" aluminum ball

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17. burning out rivets so two top sections of flagpole can be separated

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18. moving lattice structure to burn out rivets

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19. lowering bottom part of flagpole

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20. top section of lattice where flagpole sits

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21. bottom and top of lattice structure and 50' iron flagpole lay in Chestnut St

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22. loading bottom section of flagpole on truck

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23. all four sections of flagpole are loaded.

2424. flagpole leaves Ravenna for 1st time since 1893 on way to be sandblasted and painted - goodbye old friend, see you soon