Tower restoration continus, and there is lots going on. A week ago the rusted and failing railing was taken off of the catwalk after a mere 140 years. It will be replaced with a new one fabricated to duplicate the original.
Behind that scaffolding skin, Tito Masonry workers are spending long days chipping out cracked or damaged bricks and replacing them with new ones identical to the originals. They have replaced some 240 bricks, strengthening the walls and sealing them to the elements. Also underway: phased removal of several courses of bricks under the catwalk, allowing for treatment of the metal underside. For more photos, check the FOSIL Facebook page.