The city of Belle Glade, Florida, sits on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, surrounded by the beauty and unique ecosystem of the Everglades. The celebrated Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail runs through the town. This area is filled with wildlife, like bald eagles, osprey, roseate spoonbills, blue herons and more, and it’s a natural attraction for bird-watchers and nature-lovers.
Municipal leaders in Belle Glade wanted to provide visitors with an elevated observation platform to better view the birds and wildlife in this beautiful location. They needed a structure that would stand up under heavy winds and provide enough space for tourists and bird-watchers. They shopped around for a company that could build them a turn key tower system specifically designed for Belle Glade’s unique environment.
Porta-King Designed a Sturdy Solution for Belle Glade’s Nature Lovers
Porta-King knew they needed to design a pre-fabricated observation tower that would stand up to high winds and corrosion. Because the tower was intended for public access, it needed to be large enough for several people and dependable enough to meet stringent safety requirements. In addition, the site location was rather challenging, so the tower needed to be designed as a pre-engineered structure to facilitate a quick on-site assembly with minimal disruption to the environmental conditions unique to the Everglades.
Porta-King came up with a foundation design and roof system that would meet the city’s needs. They designed and built a 18’ by 18’ by 22’ observation tower, which they delivered and installed on time and within Belle Grade’s budget.
The Observation Tower is a Big Hit with Bird Watchers and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Campers at Torry Island were thrilled with Porta-King’s solution. “We were so excited to see the structure get started,” they said. “We could not believe how quickly it was finished!” They say the observation tower has enhanced bird watching, adding that campers feel very safe on the stairs and the platform.
Count on Porta-King for Reliable Solutions that Last
Porta-King has the design expertise and construction materials to build observation towers for several different applications. If you are looking for an environmentally-sound solution for your park or wildlife area, contact us! We’re happy to discuss your unique needs with you and come up with the perfect structure for your site.