The last two days have brought great changes to the city's "project" of bringing down the silos of the Conagra plant. The leaning towers of Huron (AKA the silos that have been tipped precariously for a few months) have been attacked relentlessly by the 10,000 pound "seam ripper", which I have found out via this week's front page article in The Huron Hometown News (www.huronhometownnews.com) is called a hairpin. A current photo, as of Monday, is also included in the article.
Yesterday brought a great deal of destruction. Nearly all of the leaning silos and the building atop them came down. Only about three full silos remain as well as the parts of another five. However, that may end there for a week or so as rumor has it, the crane operator is taking a week away from the site.
On the other hand, those rock-crunching machines that are breaking up the silo pieces into rip-rap and other smaller rocks will be working to catch up with all the piled up debris of the downed silos. So, the site will stay active even in the absence of the crane operator.
By the way, rumor also has it that the crushed stone is available for $ 3.00 a ton if anyone is interested.
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