entire dismantling was done by one man!
(He initially took a buddy who developed
First the fiberglass nosecones were removed.
is the basket you ride to the top-100 feet straight up!
were loaded onto a truck and delivered to an employee of
Puerto Rican Light &
Power who used them for chicken houses.
Does this give you an idea of the size
of this monster?
an "A-frame" was built on top of the windmill.
you can see the nose of the winch peeking over the end of
where the nosecone
used to be.
next step was to remove the blades one at a time.
is the first blade on the ground.
It is sixty feet long!
are both blades on the ground.
It's a lonnnggg way down!
all the generators, gearboxes, and controls were lowered onto the truck.
were so heavy they had to go down in pieces
directly onto the truck.
ever touched the ground they'd never be raised up again.
is the victim at the scene of the crime-recently eviscerated.
Notice Turtle Beach
in the background.
the fiberglass shroud was lowered.
(Note the dirty man.)
is how the tower was left standing.
blades were loaded on a trailer.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Hugo undid them.
else was loaded on the truck and shipped to the mainland.
But the "truck
story" is another story......
Click here for the "truck story".