Fields Point Wind Turbine Project

NBC turbine I like the way this thing looms . . . silent . . . never blinking. Very “War of the Worlds.” I should probably adjust my meds.

The wind turbines going up (one so far) at the Fields Point Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) are very cool if just a wee bit creepy . . . what do they want from us? The NBC has a regularly updated, interactive webcam keeping track of the project (click here) where you can also find an amazing slideshow by photographer Michael Spring of the part where the man stands on top of the tower and guides the rotor blades into place. How did he not get squished? It is positively heart-stopping. Kudos to the person finessing that crane as well. Keep in mind, this is not taking place in the middle of a corn field where an accident might damage the crops — this could go horribly horribly wrong. Since conditions have to be perfect the timing is difficult to predict, but you can just drive over to Ernest Street and take a look. There’s a sizable parking lot at the NBC (directions).

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