Time capsule: WDAF-TV tower goes up

The Kansas City Star

Originally published April 8, 1949

Two more sections of the WDAF-TV tower were hoisted onto the 26-foot base today at Thirty-first and Summit street. The sections total fifty-two feet in height, making a total of seventy-eight feet erected now, or slightly more than 10 per cent of the 724 feet to which the video tower will reach on completion. The hoist shown here will not be used in installing subsequent sections, but will be replaced by a pulley arrangement. In the background can be seen the shaft of the Liberty Memorial.