Friday, February 22, 2013

Smokestack Lightnin': UPDATE

We recently received some new information about the old Curtis Paper Mill smokestack in Newark, Delaware, that Mick Melvin posted about in the fall of 2010 (see September 12, 2010, "Smokestack Lightnin'").

Backside fan David Huntley tells us that the stack, which since 2007 has been the sole remnant of the factory that stood there since the Industrial Revolution, is slated for demolition.

"There is a pre-demolition meeting scheduled in a couple of weeks to discuss HAZMAT removal and disposal," David said in an email. "I expect demolition to occur within the month if there are no weather or other impediments."

David was kind enough to send us a few close-up shots, in which you can see the stack's comprised condition.

Curtis Paper Mill Stack #1

(Curtis Paper Mill smokestack, Newark, Delaware)

Curtis Paper Mill Stack #2

(Curtis Paper Mill smokestack, Newark, Delaware)

2 comments:

  1. The stack has been completely removed as of Thursday, February 28, 2013. Here is a link to an article in the local paper.... http://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/article_b3a84700-81e2-11e2-a5ff-0019bb2963f4.html

    It has a few photos of the demo.
    Dave Huntley

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  2. Hey Dave -- thanks for the latest update.

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