The Provo City smokestacks, which have been an iconic section of the Provo skyline, will be demolished in the fall of 2016.
The Provo Utilities headquarters on Freedom Boulevard is being replaced by a new complex that has been under construction for the past year. The last thing to come down in late summer is the two smokestacks. The stacks are approximately 75 years old.
The scaffolding recently set up will help crews take off thick layers of asbestos-laden paint that covers the two stacks. They built to the very top of each stack, with the paint being removed from the top down.
From the top of the smokestacks, workers can see complete landscape views of the city and Utah Valley. Daily Herald photographers were also able to climb the towers of stairs to share those same views.
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