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From the crane

When dusk falls

There is a magic moment at dusk when the ITER site lights up and the sky still retains some of the light of day. Details that were washed out by the intense daylight or buried in the deep shade jump to the eye as warm yellowish sodium lights, white halogen and the occasional blue-green glow of a welding torch combine to create an unreal atmosphere.

The Tokamak Complex remains lit far into the night as late-shift workers continue to advance based on the progress of the earlier team. It was a year of major progress, as the bioshield and the cryostat crown—both strategic structures—were completed. (Click to view larger version...)
The Tokamak Complex remains lit far into the night as late-shift workers continue to advance based on the progress of the earlier team. It was a year of major progress, as the bioshield and the cryostat crown—both strategic structures—were completed.
Although familiar by now, this view has no equivalent in the world. This is a giant tokamak being constructed—a unique venture with unique features that the camera loves to capture.

The walk-around continues in the gallery below.



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