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Demolition Underway on Downtown Duluth's AT&T Tower

Updated: 05/21/2014 10:50 PM
Created: 05/21/2014 10:48 PM WDIO.com

Demolishing the massive AT&T tower in downtown Duluth has officially begun. 

Ironworkers and other unions have crew members on site, working to carefully dismantle the steel structure.

The tower sits 192 feet off the roof, which means they're using a giant crane to carefully bring the pieces down. The process is called a "pick."

"The first picks went real well," Brent Harju, an Ironworker superintendent said Wednesday. "they're not very heavy picks. We'll be taking the top floor section in about three bigger picks."

There are several sections, about 20 feet tall each, and each need to be unbolted first.

The work is scheduled to be wrapped up by June 13th and crews will be on the job Monday through Saturday.

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