State Fair of Texas
Installation of the fifth shaft of the Top O' Texas Tower. Inset, a taller shot showing the scope of the tower so far. Photo taken Dec. 18, 2012.
Construction on the Top O' Texas Tower is well under way in Dallas' Fair Park.
On Wednesday, the fifth shaft of the the tower is being installed. The piece weighs about 64 tons and is 79 feet long.
When completed, the tower will stand 500 feet tall, more than twice the height of the Texas Star ferris wheel, and offer stunning views of Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas.
The tower is expected to be completed on May 4, 2013, shortly before the opening of the Summer Adventures theme park.