BANGOR - 400 gallons of white paint. That's how much crews need, to give the thomas hill standpipe a fresh new look.
Every 5 to 7 years, crews go through and chip off some of the old paint, replace a few shingles, and give it a fresh coat to brighten it up.
They also replace some of the 100 steps it takes to get to the observation deck.
City officials recognize the importance of this structure to Bangor and the State, and they try to keep it looking its best.
Engineer Assistant, Richard Phillips, says "We take charge of taking care of it very seriously. So we try to keep it up and in excellent shape."
The renovation costs roughly $160,000.00. Coming up this Wednesday, you will also get the chance to climb the stairs to the observation deck between 5 pm and 9 pm.
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.
Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).
When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.
Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!