Alas, another old El Paso landmark will be no more than just a pile of bricks and concrete to be hauled away. Like the saying goes the only constant is change. Even though the stack was the tallest stack up to 1967 it is no longer the tallest stack illustrated by the list below thanks to Wikipedia. The thing is the stack is part of El Paso. Heck, now your not going to know how huge the stack really was as it regally stretched to the skys and stood there so high in the glow of the western sunsets. When you came around the downtown I-10 there they were and you knew you were close to your destination on the westside of town or halfway if you were going East. I travel I-10 and look at the gapping hole in the side of the 828 foot stack and the smaller smelter stack and I think that could probably be used for something a brewery, the stack night club district, something distinct for such an old icon instead of the defeat of demolition. You will be missed by many a passer by and hopefully after the remediation of the site is finished maybe just maybe we will put in a smaller replica, a park, or a maybe a mueseum or something spectacular. I guess you'll have to go to Midland/Odessa to see the oil museum and the huge oil derricks or the wind generator fields in East Texas. Either way get the phones and videos out and take the last shots before the stacks are no more.
Name and Location
Chimney of North Lotts Glass Bottle Company, Dublin, Ireland
Adams' Soap Works Chimney, Smethwick, Birmingham, England, UK