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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Kennywood Construction Update: Steel Curtain Coming Together

With two more weeks of construction completed since our last check-in, we are really seeing the coaster come together. While the coaster was designed by S&S/Sansei, the track was fabricated by Intermountain Lift, the same Utah based company that fabricates the track for Premier, the designer of the park's Sky Rocket launch coaster. The large, compact, and swooping turnaround is starting to look a bit like Premier's Sky Rocket II launch coasters. 
Notice the inversion under the first drop that is looking like a hat over Sky Rocket's tallest point. Between Sky Rocket and Steel Curtain, I believe that Kennywood has the most Intermountain Lift Track of any amusement park.
 The value of hard work being demonstrated by these steelworkers.
 The turnaround getting constructed, with a little glimpse of the epic cutback turnaround on Sky Rocket.

 Steel Curtain making an inverted track hat over Sky Rocket's top hat.

This ride looks like it will be tremendous. Lots of construction remains until they will be able to begin testing.
Here you can see the world's tallest inversion starting to come together, with the track beginning to make the twist for the inversion, which will be 195 feet tall when it is completed. 

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