Tulsa Skyride: tower 5 in dark gray primer prior to getting a new coat of white paint
This is a rare view of tower 5 in dark gray primer prior to getting a new coat of white paint just before the 2012 Tulsa State Fair. Tower 5 is the only 16-sheave tower on the Tulsa Skyride and was one of the earliest 16-sheave towers used on Von Roll skyrides. The assemblies of rollers — called sheaves — that carry the wire rope on each side of the tower are called batteries. The batteries on this tower have sixteen sheaves each. The rest of the towers on the Tulsa Skyride have twelve sheaves in each battery.