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Grand Canyon National Park

Watchtower rehabilitation

The division completed design engineering and compliance and began rehabilitation construction on the Desert View Watchtower. This work will restore many of the tower’s external elements and resolve long-standing deterioration that threatened the building’s future. Work is almost completed so that the park can continue to use and protect this National Historic Landmark building.

Repair and restoration have rescued the four-story Desert View Watchtower from deterioration. This historic structure, built in 1932, evokes the ancestral Puebloan culture and architecture of the Grand Canyon region. NPS photo

New park office space in Flagstaff

In December 2009, Grand Canyon administrative staff moved into newly acquired space in Flagstaff, consolidating several offices and providing work areas for about 65 employees, including Grand

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2009/2010 Accomplishment Report

Canyon Association staff. These employees share space with the U.S. Forest Service under the Service First doctrine to serve the public and cooperators better. The move to Flagstaff has helped the park deal with its housing shortage. The move also adheres to the park’s General Management Plan, which seeks to remove such facilities and infrastructure from within the park.

In 2009, Grand Canyon administration moved into new office space in Flagstaff, consolidating several offices and providing work areas for about 65 employees, including Grand Canyon Association staff. NPS photo

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