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Assembly Of Massive Wind Power Turbine Continues

Wedensday's rainfall did not stop construction of a new turbine near Downtown Lubbock.

The second half of the shipment arrived at the American Wind Power Center late Tuesday night, including the three giant propellers. The turbine will power the center, and up to 60 homes. Once construction is complete, the structure will stand as tall as a 23-story building.

"You can see them up and down the interstate and yeah, they're big, but nobody can ever go right up on one and see the magnitude of how big they are," said American Wind Power Director Glenn Patton.

Patton says construction should be complete this weekend and everyone is invited to come out and watch the progress.

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