I was able to test some improvements to the structure this week that so far seem to be working out as expected. I reworked the connection between the vertical sections to take some of the strain off of the horizontal triangles and added an internal guy line that really helps support the tower during the lifting process.
I was also able to build and test the gin pole idea using the bottom 3 sections of the tower. It worked great as you will see in the video. No pops or cracks or undue bending - just smooth lifting force.
I'm hoping to get the top portions of the tower rebuilt this week and have another go at raising the full tower on the 4th or 5th.