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Kenedy water towers brought down
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Workers use cutting torches and a crane on July 24 to take down the second of two water towers that have stood for many decades in Kenedy. City officials estimate that the oldest of the two towers, located near St. Mary’s Street, was built in 1904 and the other was constructed around 1924. The towers were disconnected from the city’s water system several years ago, and officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality gave notice to the city that the towers must be brought up to current safety standards, or brought down. Although city leaders expressed sadness in seeing the landmark towers go away, they agreed it was in the best interest of the city to bring them down. Visit mySouTex.com to see video of workers taking apart one of the towers.
Joe Baker photo Workers use cutting torches and a crane on July 24 to take down the second of two water towers that have stood for many decades in Kenedy. City officials estimate that the oldest of the two towers, located near St. Mary’s Street, was built in 1904 and the other was constructed around 1924. The towers were disconnected from the city’s water system several years ago, and officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality gave notice to the city that the towers must be brought up to current safety standards, or brought down. Although city leaders expressed sadness in seeing the landmark towers go away, they agreed it was in the best interest of the city to bring them down. Visit mySouTex.com to see video of workers taking apart one of the towers.
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Workers use cutting torches and a crane on July 24 to take down the second of two water towers that have stood for many decades in Kenedy. City officials estimate that the oldest of the two towers, located near St. Mary’s Street, was built in 1904 and the other was constructed around 1924. The towers were disconnected from the city’s water system several years ago, and officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality gave notice to the city that the towers must be brought up to current safety standards, or brought down. Although city leaders expressed sadness in seeing the landmark towers go away, they agreed it was in the best interest of the city to bring them down. Visit mySouTex.com to see video of workers taking apart one of the towers.
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