At just after 8 a.m. this morning, a 6 year journey began its final leg. The huge jaws of the concrete pulverizer were lowered on to the top of the Cowell Smokestack. With the push of a pedal, the jaws closed and took their first bite of the smokestack. A collective sigh and shouts of "Awww" could be heard from the crowd of people who gathered to see it. News crews from the local papers and television/radio stations reported on the event live.
"Today is the day," said Mark Weinmann, Project Manager, "we are very excited and sentimental at the same time."
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