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Spencer Soto, a crane operator with Belger Crane Service in Wichita Falls, Texas, hoists a 3,500-pound segment of an internal stairway into the frame of the new Treadwell Tower at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. PWE, Incorporated of Lawton, lead contractor on the project, erected over 100 tons of steel supported by about 24 piers that were installed 40 feet into bedrock. The roofed tower will resemble its predecessor with a wood exterior, but will also feature an internal stairwell offering cadre easier access to the rappel platform.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spencer Soto, a crane operator with Belger Crane Service in Wichita Falls, Texas, hoists a 3,500-pound segment of an internal stairway into the frame of the new Treadwell Tower at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. PWE, Incorporated of Lawton, lead contractor on the project, erected over 100 tons of steel supported by about 24 piers that were installed 40 feet into bedrock. The roofed tower will resemble its predecessor with a wood exterior, but will also feature an internal stairwell offering cadre easier access to the rappel platform. (Photo Credit: James Brabenec) VIEW ORIGINAL

Seth Roberts, a Western Steel employee, uses an oxygen/acetylene torch Jan. 21, 2021, to trim the end of a W18x76 steel I-beam. Precise adjustments, like this, ensure exact fits on all moment connections for the new Treadwell Tower steel frame. The new longer lasting tower at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, will replace the existing wood frame tower, but will retain the exterior wood look with decking attached to the steel frame.