Story last updated at 3:21 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2002

The two towers
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  Photo by Sepp Jannotta, Homer News
 
Motorists driving along the Sterling Highway in Homer have likely seen considerable activity at the Marine Center construction site recently, as a pair of circular cinder block towers have risen from a shroud of scaffolding.

In the last three weeks, Jay-Brant Construction has had a team of 10 stone masons working on the towers, one of which was constructed in a circle and the second of which has taken the shape of an ellipse.

The structures, which are around three stories high, will eventually house the permanent displays that will bookend the highly interactive exhibit space.. The official name of the 37,000-square-foot facility will be announced in the next few weeks, said Poppy Benson, the outdoor recreation planner for the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

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