Whispers: Stacks are sturdy

By Ford Wadsworth / El Paso Inc.

Tower tale

Nothing’s official yet, but we hear the first reaction from the team that recently repelled down the smokestacks at the old Asarco site is that the stacks are sturdy. Very sturdy.

The final report from Atlanta-based Industrial Access is expected in a few weeks. A structural engineer still has to review the report to determine if it’s safe to leave the two stacks standing and how much it will cost to preserve them. The company inspected the stacks for Save the Stacks, a group that wants to preserve the iconic.

Source: http://www.elpasoinc.com/columns/whispers/article_d3c13ff6-1b80-11e2-a6e4-0019bb30f31a.html