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Two of the three smokestacks at the former
Toledo Edison Acme Power Plant in east Toledo came down Wednesday afternoon.
A large crowd came out to watch the demolition. A
few ‘pops' of dynamite could be heard as one tower fell, then the other. A
large cloud of dust rose over the site, but quickly dissipated.
"It was very quick," said Oregon resident
Michelle Pelz. "One second they were there, the next second they were gone. But
it was really cool."
It took less than 200 pounds of dynamite to turn
the two smaller smokestacks at the site into a pile of rubble.
"I expected it a little slower on the collapsing,
but those things went down pretty quick," said Dane Pelz. "I have to say, I
enjoyed it. It's a whole new outlook now."
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins says the two
older smokestacks were not structurally sound.
"This blight is realistically what it is, and if
we're going to move together as a city, we can't have this," Collins said.
Many Toledo residents want to see the area
turned into a place the community can be proud of. But first, a major cleanup
is in order.
"The rubble that remains will be part of the
contractor's remaining scope of work, to push that into an embankment,"
explained Toledo Economic Development Commissioner Bill Burkett. "Then we'll
later have it covered with some soil."
Mayor Collins sees great potential for the area
now that the smokestacks are gone. There's even been talk of the remaining
smokestack becoming a mock lighthouse.
"The district lost a sports arena," Collins
said. "I would love to see us be able to work to create another destination
that goes with the Schoonmaker, goes with the museum."