Moonlight Towers of Austin

Enertech completes restoration of the first of Austin’s seventeen historic Moonlight Towers; kicking off the project in Zilker Park.

Restoration of the Moonlight Towers includes sandblasting and a multi-step painting process, updating the existing lighting system by changing out the halogen lights to more efficient LED lights, performing structural analysis and reassembly. Enertech will complete the restoration with focus on maintaining the historical accuracy and ensuring structural integrity of the towers.

Installed in the 1890’s, the Moonlight Towers in Austin, TX are the only known surviving light towers in the world. Originally installed to light up several city blocks at a time, the towers are 165 feet tall and have a 15-foot foundation. In 1970, the towers were recognized as Texas State Landmarks, followed by the 17 remaining towers being listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 12, 1976.

Annually, since 1967, the city of Austin transforms the Zilker Park Moon Tower into a beautifully lit Christmas tree for all to enjoy during the holiday season.

The Zilker Park tower was featured in the film Dazed and Confused (1993) as the site of a high school party, in which the character David Wooderson played by Matthew McConaughey exclaims, “Party at the moon tower.”

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About Enertech
Enertech is a vertically-integrated provider of wireless infrastructure solutions to the telecommunications industry. Comprehensive services include site development, engineering, structural modifications, maintenance, technology upgrades, turnkey site builds, and equipment installation and decommissioning. Enertech’s customers include the nation’s leading telecommunication carriers, tower owner/operators, equipment manufacturers, and tower construction contractors.  The Company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio, Texas.  Enertech has additional locations in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TX, and has recently launched a facility in Phoenix, AZ. For more information about Enertech, please visit

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