Construction of the towers that will give the new Tappan Zee Bridge its distinctive look could start next month.Each of the eight towers on the cable-stayed crossing will be as tall as a 42-story building.Work is now wrapping up on the two giant concrete islands on which the 419-foot-tall towers will stand - four on each concrete foundation.The bases, officially known as the main span pile caps, will help support the weight of the twin crossing, one of the widest in the world.

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