At our project status meeting on Friday, plans an preparations were finalized for the beginning of demolition of the Smokestack next week. Monday will see the mobilization of the 250 ton crane and its 300 foot boom. Lawson Ct. will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m for this activity which will also be noisy. Bigge Crane, the operators, hope to have the crane set-up before that time but we have scheduled the closure until 5 p.m. in case there are issues. Once the crane is set-up, it must be rigged with the hydraulic lines and the concrete pulverizer which will perform the actual demolition.
On Tuesday, demolition will begin first thing at around 7:30 a.m. We do expect some media may be covering this event and are asking all residents and media to view from the basketball court at the end of Oakbrook Court or from the end of Black Walnut across from the Smokestack.
I will see you all there. Please come talk to me if you have any questions. I'll be happy to answer them.
Mark Weinmann, Cowell Smokestack Project Manager, CHOA
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