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At long last construction of the Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM) is finally underway. The trapezoidal base and surfacing submarine modules are being built off site and will be transported to the memorial site for installation and finishing when the construction site at Wesley Bolin Plaza is ready.

The ASSM Foundation Committee had a site meeting with Sunland Asphalt & Const., and, Neil Urban from the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) on January 24, 2020. We reviewed our site plans which are 95% complete and Neil provided us some excellent feedback and we should be able to fine‑tune our final plans and submit them to the state within the next two weeks. Once this is done, Neil said they should be able to turn it around and give us approval within two weeks. As soon as the ADOA gives us their approval, we want to have a Groundbreaking Ceremony. We must apply for a permit for this and all future events, which all need to be approved by the ADOA. All bureaucratic red tape but very necessary for the process.

In our site meeting with Neil Urban, we were informed that we will have very limited access to the memorial site when the State Legislature is in session. We can have access only on nights and weekends. Our construction timeline will be 4-6 weeks. The legislative session ends in late spring or early summer at which time we will complete construction. Our Dedication Ceremony will most likely be pushed back to fall to avoid the intense summer heat. We will keep you updated accordingly.
We are still seeking funding for the memorial construction and subsequent activities. Our Memorial Pavers will be installed at the end of the construction process, so please continue to reach out to your friends, relatives and business associates and let them know about our project. Memorial Pavers are a great way to honor friends and loved ones. We will be announcing a "Construction Special" for Memorial Pavers on the ASSM website at: www.arizonasilentservicememorial.org.
If you have already purchased a Memorial Paver or have funded one of our ASSM sponsorship items, you will receive another update. Tim Moore has a Donor’s List he uses to send out ASSM progress updates. If you have not purchased a Memorial Paver, now is the time to do it. We would like all Perch Base members to participate in building this memorial that honors all submariners. We would definitely love to add all your names to our donor’s list. Don’t miss out!

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(l-r) Attending the 01/24/2020 meeting, standing on the location of the future ASSM Memorial:
Brian Petko, Petko Const.; Dan Marks, Perch Base Webmaster; Joe Stevens Sunland Structures General Manager; Tim Moore, ASSM Chairman; Renee Palmer-Stevens, ASSM Designer; Kevin Fisher, Sunland Asphalt & Const. Project Manager; Marcus Hensley, ASSM Treasurer; Chris Urness, ASSM Secretary; Nate Decker, ASSM Copper Sculptor.

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Form for the construction pad. 01/23/2020

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Concrete pad & starting walls for trapezoidal base. 01/25/2020

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Further progress on the trapezoidal base. 01/27/2020

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01/28/2020.

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02/03/2020.

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02/04/2020. At Castle Steel.

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02/04/2020. At Castle Steel.

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02/04/2020. At Castle Steel.

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02/04/2020. At Castle Steel.

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At Castle Steel. 02/06/2020.

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At Castle Steel. 02/06/2020.

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At Castle Steel. 02/06/2020.

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02/07/2020. The trapezoid base is expected to load and ship to Nate Decker's shop (the sculptor) on Tuesday, 2/11/2020 to place the boat on top and do the copper work.

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02/11/2020. On the move.

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02/11/2020. On the move.

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02/11/2020. On the move.

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02/11/2020. On the move.

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02/11/2020. On the move.

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02/11/2020. On the move. Just as an FYI, the trapezoid base structure weighs 33,500 lbs. (We believe it weighs the same submerged.)

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02/11/2020. On the move.

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02/11/2020. On the move.

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02/12/2020. At Castle Steel.

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02/12/2020. At Castle Steel.

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02/13/2020. At Castle Steel.

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02/13/2020. At Castle Steel.

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02/13/2020. At Castle Steel.

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03/04/2020.

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03/04/2020. Phase 2 complete. Phase 3 will be wrapping the structure with our copper sculpture.

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03/09/2020.

UPDATE: 06/05/2020
ASSM One (Major) Step Closer!
The Arizona Silent Service Memorial completed an important step toward reality. The Arizona Department of Administration, the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, and State of Arizona approved the engineering and code reviews submitted earlier this year.
The next step will be to have a construction planning meeting in the near future to put together a construction timeline. Previous discussions with the State of Arizona determined that placement at Wesley Bolin Plaza in front of the Capital Building would only be permitted while the State House and Senate are out of session. The Legislature adjourned on May 26 for the remainder of the year, which should permit construction to start anytime soon and might be completed in time to dedicate the Memorial near Veterans Day.

View the Approval Letter

View the Approval Letter

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06/18/2020: Now that the ASSM is fully approved, work on the monument is again underway, beginning Phase 3. Concrete is being "floated" in to create the formation of the water.

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06/18/2020.

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06/23/2020. The copper sculptor Nate Decker getting started.

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06/23/2020. Test samples of the paint that will be on the retaining wall of the overlook platform.

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06/23/2020.

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07/18/2020. Copper cladding installed on the walls of the memorial.

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07/23/2020. Sculpture is about 75% complete. Sculpture work should be completed in the next few days if the weather cooperates. This is going to be awesome when completed!

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07/23/2020.

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07/23/2020.

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07/23/2020.

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08/03/2020. Groundbreaking Ceremony. Read more and see more pictures and video on the Groundbreaking Ceremony webpage HERE.

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08/06/2020. Significant earthmoving completed and the location where the retaining wall will be is now evident.

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08/06/2020. The trench for the retaining wall foundation is done and the rebar for the foundation pour is almost ready for inspection. North end of the retaining wall foundation.

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08/06/2020.

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08/06/2020. West side of the retaining wall foundation. This is where the viewing platform will be when the wall is completed.

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08/06/2020. South end of the retaining wall foundation.

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08/10/2020. Retaining wall foundation footing concrete poured.

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08/10/2020. Retaining wall foundation footing concrete poured.

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08/10/2020. Retaining wall foundation footing concrete poured.

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08/10/2020. Retaining wall foundation footing concrete poured.

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08/11/2020. Blocks for the retaining wall have been delivered.

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08/11/2020. The Lost Boat blocks being delivered.

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08/11/2020. The Lost Boat blocks being delivered.

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08/11/2020. An example of one of the Lost Boat blocks.

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08/12/2020. Perch Base members on hand to ensure the Lost Boat blocks are laid in the correct order. (l-r) Joe Trotter, Marcus Hensley, Marcia Unser, Don Unser.

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08/12/2020. Perch Base members on hand to ensure the Lost Boat blocks are laid in the correct order. (l-r) Dan Marks, Don Unser.

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08/12/2020. Perch Base members on hand to ensure the Lost Boat blocks are laid in the correct order. (l-r) Mike Olsen, Marcus Hensley.

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08/12/2020. Perch Base members on hand to ensure the Lost Boat blocks are laid in the correct order. (l-r) Don DeMarte, Mike Olsen.

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08/12/2020. Get ready. Get set...

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08/12/2020. Go! The first block of the retaining wall is laid.

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08/12/2020.

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08/12/2020. The first Lost Boat block (USS Perch) being laid in the lowest course.

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08/12/2020. The bottom course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Perch, Pickerel, Pompano, R-12, Robalo.

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08/13/2020. The middle course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Albacore, Amberjack, Argonaut, Barbel, Bonefish.

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08/13/2020. The middle course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Darter, Dorado, Escolar, F-1, F-4.

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08/13/2020. The middle course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Grenadier, Growler, Grunion, Gudgeon, Harder.

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08/13/2020. The middle course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS S-28, S-36, S-39, S-44, S-51.

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08/13/2020. The middle course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Seawolf H-1 SS-28, Seawolf SS-197, Shark SS-174, Shark SS-314, Snook SS-279.

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08/13/2020. The middle course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Trigger, Triton, Trout, Tullibee, Wahoo.

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08/13/2020. The upper course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Bullhead, Capelin, Cisco, Cochino, Corvina.

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08/13/2020. The upper course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Flier, Golet, Grampus, Grayback, Grayling.

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08/13/2020. The upper course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Herring, Kete, Lagarto, O-5, O-9.

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08/13/2020. The upper course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Runner, S-4, S-5, S-26, S-27.

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08/13/2020. The upper course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Scamp, Scorpion SS-278, Scorpion SSN-589, Sculpin, Sealion.

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08/13/2020. The upper course of 5 Lost Boat blocks laid: (l-r) USS Squalus, Stickleback, Swordfish, Tang, Thresher.

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08/13/2020. Yours truly (Dan Marks, Perch Base Webmaster) helping the expert brickmasons get the Lost Boat blocks in the correct order.

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08/13/2020. Three Perch Base members (l-r) Marcus Hensley, Don Unser, Dan Marks "supervising" that the Lost Boat blocks go in the right place. There were 3 expert brickmasons, so I think we got the leader/worker ratio just about right for a job on state property, even if it is being done by Sunland Construction, a private company!

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08/14/2020. The retaining wall is completed.

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08/14/2020. The retaining wall is completed.

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08/14/2020. The retaining wall is completed.

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08/17/2020. Not a lot of obvious progress, but they have been busy! All the channels in the masonry block wall have been filled with concrete to make it a solid structure (not to mention the vertical rebar and horizontal rebar that was placed every two courses during placement.) The drainpipe is also visible along the fence.

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08/17/2020. The masonry finishing caps have been delivered and ready to be installed tomorrow.

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08/17/2020. The waterproofing has been applied to the backside to ready it for dirt backfill. After backfill up to the waterproofing, the drainpipe will be installed and the remainder of the backfill will be gravel substrate for the walkway to the observation area.

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08/18/2020. The masonry finishing caps have been installed.

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08/20/2020. Clearing out the area for leveling and Memorial foundation.

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08/20/2020. The dirt backfill.

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08/20/2020. The gravel substrate for the walkway to the observation area.

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08/21/2020. The Memorial at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ. The classic blue patina, like the AZ Capital Building dome, and numerous coats of sealant will be added in the next several days.

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08/21/2020. The Memorial at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ. The classic blue patina, like the AZ Capital Building dome, and numerous coats of sealant will be added in the next several days.

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08/21/2020. The Memorial at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ. The classic blue patina, like the AZ Capital Building dome, and numerous coats of sealant will be added in the next several days.

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08/21/2020. The Memorial at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ. The classic blue patina, like the AZ Capital Building dome, and numerous coats of sealant will be added in the next several days.

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08/21/2020. The Memorial at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ. The classic blue patina, like the AZ Capital Building dome, and numerous coats of sealant will be added in the next several days.

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08/21/2020. Gold & silver dolphins to be mounted on the Memorial at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/21/2020. Gold & silver dolphins to be mounted on the Memorial at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/21/2020. Plaques to be mounted in the vicinity of the Memorial, currently at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/21/2020. Plaques to be mounted in the vicinity of the Memorial, currently at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/21/2020. Plaques to be mounted in the vicinity of the Memorial, currently at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/21/2020. Plaques to be mounted in the vicinity of the Memorial, currently at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/21/2020. Plaques to be mounted in the vicinity of the Memorial, currently at copper artist Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/21/2020. Starting to apply the blue patina. Photo courtesy of Don Unser.

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08/24/2020. Blue patina applied. Note the whitewater from the emergency blow broaching. Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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08/24/2020. Blue patina applied. Note the whitewater from the emergency blow broaching. Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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08/24/2020. Blue patina applied. Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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08/24/2020. Continued clearing out the area for leveling and Memorial foundation.

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08/24/2020. The painting of the wall is in progress. The blue used on the bottom half of the Arizona flag (and the red rays, when completed) are the same shades as the United States flag. The yellow (and red, when completed) rays symbolize Arizona's picturesque landscape. The Lost Boat engraving seen in earlier photos has been temporarily masked over during painting.

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08/24/2020. Continued preparation for the walkway to the observation area behind the retaining wall.

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08/24/2020. Backfill completed at the observation area behind the retaining wall.

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08/26/2020. The painting of the front side of the wall is almost completed. The blue used on the bottom half of the Arizona flag and the red rays are the same shades as the United States flag. The yellow and red rays symbolize Arizona's picturesque landscape. The only painting remaining is the center star that signifies copper production (Arizona produces more copper than any other state in the country). Most of the Lost Boat engraving seen in earlier photos has been temporarily masked over during painting.

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08/26/2020. The Memorial area is leveled out.

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08/26/2020. The concrete forms for the walkway to the observation area are in place.

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08/26/2020. The concrete forms for the walkway to the observation area are in place.

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08/26/2020. The concrete forms for the walkway to the observation area are in place.

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08/26/2020. The "landing zone" for the Memorial is identified.

UPDATE: 08/27/2020
SET THE MANEUVERING WATCH!
UNDERWAY ON DIESEL POWER!
The Arizona Silent Service Memorial was transported from Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ to its permanent location at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
The final construction steps, including placing the pavers is expected to be completed over the next couple weeks.
The official dedication ceremony will be April 17, 2021, but it will be open to the public as soon as it is completed.
Television channel AZFamily 3 was present for the lift in Anthem, AZ. As long as it remains available, the video can be viewed HERE
And another from television channel Fox 10 HERE
And a link to an article in the Daily Independent

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. Various views of the Memorial prior to loading at Nate Decker's studio, The Bloc Project, in Anthem, AZ.

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08/27/2020. The Arizona Silent Service Memorial Artist and Designer, Renee Palmer-Jones Stevens.

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08/27/2020. The Arizona Silent Service Memorial Artist and Designer, Renee Palmer-Jones Stevens being interviewed on-air by Phoenix TV Channel 3.

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08/27/2020. Sunland Asphalt & Construction employee, Kevin, being interviewed on-air by Phoenix TV Channel 3.

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08/27/2020. The crane and trailer that will be used to transport the Memorial to Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

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08/27/2020. Station the MANEUVERING WATCH. The 32,000 pound crane pick begins.

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08/27/2020. As a boat parts the last line from the pier to get underway, we SHIFT COLORS. The Memorial gets underway!

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08/27/2020. The Memorial is secured on the trailer for the trip to Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza. On the Usta‑Fish, we would "stow for sea" and then perform "Angles & Dangles" to verify that we didn't overlook anything.

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08/27/2020. On the morning of 17 January 1955, at 11 am EST, Nautilus' first Commanding Officer, Commander Eugene P. Wilkinson, ordered all lines cast off and signaled the memorable and historic message, "Underway on Nuclear Power."
Since the tractor trailer is a diesel, and some of our members are DBF sailors, we will declare that the ASSM is "Underway on Diesel Power."
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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08/27/2020. "Underway on Diesel Power."

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08/27/2020. "Underway on Diesel Power."

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08/27/2020. "Underway on Diesel Power."

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08/27/2020. "Underway on Diesel Power."

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08/27/2020. Memorial arrives at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

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08/27/2020. The copper star on the retaining wall is now done.
Photo courtesy of Jerry Allston.

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08/27/2020. The Memorial is ready for the pick off the trailer.

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08/27/2020. Before the pick, ASSM Co-Chairman gave a brief presentation, mostly honoring Tim Moore's accomplishments.

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08/27/2020. Before the pick, ASSM Co-Chairman gave a brief presentation, mostly honoring Tim Moore's accomplishments.

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08/27/2020. If you look closely, Marcus is holding Tim Moore's Eternal Patrol Certificate, which will be placed inside the Memorial as part of a "time capsule."

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08/27/2020. ASSM Co-Chairman Marcus Hensley, ASSM Co-Chairman Chris Urness, and ASSM Civil Engineer Jim Martin place items for the "time capsule."

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08/27/2020. Photo courtesy of Jerry Allston.

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08/27/2020. Various attendees, mostly Perch Base members, came to watch the Memorial being installed.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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08/27/2020. Various attendees, mostly Perch Base members, came to watch the Memorial being installed.

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08/27/2020. The crane pick begins.

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08/27/2020. Sunland Construction employees guide the Memorial to its permanent home.
Photo courtesy of Jerry Allston.

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08/27/2020. When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon for the first time alongside Buzz Aldrin, he said, "The Eagle has landed," to tell NASA Mission Control Center that the pair had made a safe trip to the moon on July 20, 1969.

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08/27/2020. Observers applaud the accomplishment.

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08/27/2020. The ship is MOORED, Secure the MANEUVERING WATCH.

View the Sailing List for the Monument move to Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza.

View the Sailing List
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09/02/2020. Concrete around the Monument has been poured. Note the slight drop from the access walkway to the slab. This is the height of the pavers that will be installed. Also note the holes that will contain the stantions with the anchor chain around the Monument.

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09/03/2020. Stantions for the anchor chain have been installed around the Monument.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/03/2020. Walkway to the observation deck has been poured.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/03/2020. Walkway to the observation deck has been poured.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/03/2020. Walkway to the observation deck has been poured.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/03/2020. Walkway to the observation deck has been poured.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/08/2020. Perch Base members sorting the pavers prior to installation.

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09/08/2020. Perch Base members sorting the pavers prior to installation. (l-r) Dan Marks, Chris Urness, Howard Doyle, Mike Olsen, Marcus Hensley, Jerry Allston, John Carpentier, Joe Trotter.

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09/08/2020. Perch Base members sorting the pavers prior to installation. (l-r) Chris Urness, John Carpentier, Jerry Allston, Marcus Hensley, Joe Trotter, Howard Doyle, Mike Olsen.

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09/08/2020. Perch Base members sorting the pavers prior to installation. (l-r) Jerry Allston, Marion Cartland, John Carpentier, Joe Trotter, Howard Doyle.

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09/08/2020. Perch Base member Mike Olsen sorting the pavers prior to installation.

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09/08/2020. Perch Base members sorting the pavers prior to installation. (l-r) Joe Trotter, Marion Cartland, John Carpentier.

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09/08/2020. The structure for the some of the plaques being built.

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09/09/2020. Work crew started before dawn to beat the heat.

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09/09/2020. The first course of paver bricks laid. Perch Base member Joe Trotter counting the pavers to find the centerline to ensure symmetry as the pavers are placed.

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09/09/2020. Perch Base members (l-r) Joe Trotter and Don DeMarte on hand to ensure pavers are placed in the correct order.

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09/09/2020. Handrails to the observation deck in progress.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/09/2020. Handrails to the observation deck in progress.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/09/2020. Handrails to the observation deck in progress.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/09/2020. Progress laying the pavers.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/09/2020. Pavers installed at the end of the first day. Includes the pavers from our international donors.

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09/10/2020. All the straight sections of the handrails to the observation deck are completed. Anyone have an exhaust pipe bender I can borrow?

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09/10/2020. All the straight sections of the handrails to the observation deck are completed. Anyone have an exhaust pipe bender I can borrow?

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09/10/2020. All the straight sections of the handrails to the observation deck are completed. Anyone have an exhaust pipe bender I can borrow?

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09/10/2020. Paver installation is about 2/3 complete, starting at the front of the Monument and extending counter-clockwise around the back.

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09/10/2020. Paver installation is about 2/3 complete, starting at the front of the Monument and extending counter-clockwise around the back.

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09/10/2020. Paver installation is about 2/3 complete, starting at the front of the Monument and extending counter-clockwise around the back.

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09/11/2020. Lost Boat pavers being installed under their respective blocks in the retaining wall.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/11/2020. Closer view of some of the Lost Boat pavers installed under their respective blocks in the retaining wall.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/11/2020. Cutting paver blocks to fill in the gaps. Almost done!.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

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09/14/2020. The structure for the some of the plaques is completed and two plaques installed.

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09/14/2020. Another one of the plaques installed at the observation deck.

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09/14/2020. Benches in place.

 

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09/14/2020. Benches in place.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

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09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Lost Boat pavers installed underneath their respective bricks in the retaining wall. These photos were taken in clockwise order, so they are in alphabetical order.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Pavers from international donors.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Pavers recognizing the Perch Base Commanders.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/14/2020. Donated pavers around the Monument, starting at the northeast corner and following around counter clockwise to the southeast corner, including overlap between photos.

ASSM construction photos

09/18/2020. Curved segments of handrails to observation deck being installed.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/18/2020. Curved segments of handrails to observation deck being installed.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/18/2020. Chains being installed.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/18/2020. Landscaping moving along.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/18/2020. Landscaping moving along.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/18/2020. Landscaping moving along.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/21/2020. More finishing touches. All the paver cutting is complete to fill in the gaps. The sand has been spread to lock the pavers in place. The chain around the monument is completed.

ASSM construction photos

09/21/2020. More finishing touches. All the paver cutting is complete to fill in the gaps. The sand has been spread to lock the pavers in place. The chain around the monument is completed.

 

ASSM construction photos

09/21/2020. More finishing touches. All the paver cutting is complete to fill in the gaps. The sand has been spread to lock the pavers in place. The chain around the monument is completed.

ASSM construction photos

09/21/2020. Handrails to the observation deck are almost done. Just one rung of the curved railing is left to finish.

ASSM construction photos

09/21/2020. Handrails to the observation deck are almost done. Just one rung of the curved railing is left to finish.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. Handrails to the observation deck are done.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. The plaques along the walkway to the observation deck are installed.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. The plaques along the walkway to the observation deck are installed.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. Handrails to the observation deck are done.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. The plaques along the walkway to the observation deck are installed.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. The plaques along the walkway to the observation deck are installed.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. The first piece of sod is placed.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. And by the end of the day almost all the sod is in place.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. ASSM Artist Nate Decker is putting finishing touches of paint on the wall.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. ASSM Artist Nate Decker is putting finishing touches of paint on the wall.
Photo courtesy of Marcus Hensley.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. ASSM Artist Nate Decker is putting finishing touches of paint on the wall.

ASSM construction photos

09/23/2020. ASSM Artist Nate Decker is putting finishing touches of paint on the wall.

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