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2 Works for You tower gets a new look

Posted at 10:05 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 23:17:02-04

TULSA -- The KJRH tower has stood tall for more than six decades as a Brookside beacon rising high above our historic studios.

The tower went up in 1957 on top of the new home of KVOO TV. 

It survived a 1974 tornado that tore through part of Brookside, and in 1979, Tulsa's first Doppler radar was installed on top. 

In recent years, during the spring, a family of red-tailed hawks has called the tower home. Our live camera let people around the world watch the babies grow.

Fast forward to 2018, and there's a new look for the local landmark.

Two computer-controlled panels, each with hundreds of high-intensity LED lights, will now light up the tower at night.

A quick glance will give you an idea of the forecast -- it will light up red for severe weather, and blue when it's all clear.

The colors will change, too, for special occasions, such as green for Saint Patrick's Day and pink for breast cancer awareness.

It's another way 2 cares for the community.

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