Figure 11. Tom Phillips confering with Dave Vail amd Walt Schaal.
Figure 12. Jig for leveling track. (JCMT construction in rear).
Campus construction was completed in 1984 but without the outer skin attached. It was then dismantled and shipped by freighter to Honolulu where it was transshipped by barge to Hilo and then trucked to the summit. Assembly at the summit began with site preparation and the same leveling procedure described earlier. Working conditions at the summit of Mauna Kea were rather different from those in Pasadena, and with winter approaching and heavy snows, it became a real hardship. In addition, the contractor went bankrupt before the completion and the CSO crew had to complete the skin attachment.
Figure 13. Modular welded sections are bolted together.
At the time of the dedication, which took place on November 22, 1986, work on applying the skin was not completely finished. It was left for Allen Guyer and Jeffrey Dekok of the CSO day crew to finish the job gradually over the next couple of years.
Figure 14. CSO on the day of dedication.