Golden Gate Park Windmill Gets a Cap

As a crowd of several dozen spectators raised their cameras in salute, a massive crane gingerly lifted the Murphy Windmill’s 64-ton cap off the ground. The newly-restored copper dome seemed to hover in space as the crane guided it over the waiting windmill base, and lowered it down.

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A crowd of bystanders photograph the dome as its lowered into place.
A crane lifts the copper dome into place during a “capping ceremony” for the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park.
Windmill and floating cap; A crane lifts the 64 ton copper dome onto the windmill base in Golden Gate Park.
The dome of the Murphy Windmill is set into place during a capping ceremony.
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