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Arthur Thompson, smelter assistant superintendent, and Emil Bruderlin, structural engineer, perch on the lip of the new smokestack at Smeltertown during the topping-out ceremony. The large material bucket and one leg of the hoisting windlass show how materials reached the top. The wooden construction floor is a plug inserted inside the 17 foot diameter of the smokestack mouth. Bruderlin sits on a stack of bricks used for the last course of masonry....