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On Monday September 12, 2011, the historic restoration of the 1905 Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park took a quantum leap forward.
The 68-ton copper-clad cap was raised by crane to the top of the newly restored tower. Once the cap was in place, the two 108 ft long sail spars where taken up by the crane and threaded through 4 ft square openings in the axle on the outside of the cap. I spent the entire day photographing the incredibly well choreographed procedure.
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