12/28/2016 9:40:00 AM New Vision Co-op "eight pack" demolition begins
A LARGE CRANE from Blue Earth Environmental Co., began taking a wrecking ball to New Vision Co-op's eight pack storage bins along First Avenue in Windom Wednesday morning.
Crews from Blue Earth Environmental Co., began putting the wrecking ball to New Vision Co-op's "eight pack" grain storage unit along First Avenue in Windom Wednesday morning.
The large crane that has been sitting at the site, near the intersection of First Avenue and Eighth Street, for 1½ months was finally put into operation. The crane and wrecking ball began attacking the southeast bin first, knocking a hole in the bottom of the structure before beginning to demolish the upper portion of the bin.
The wrecking ball also has been taken to the rectangular area atop the eight storage bins.
The action has drawn a handful of spectators, who have pulled up in vehicles across the railroad tracks to the east as well as in parking lots near the elevator. Others could be seen poking heads out of doors to briefly watch the demolition. One man who was watching the destruction said he hauled grain to that particular elevator for nearly 40 years.
Among others watching the work was an official from Union Pacific Railroad.
In a November story that appeared in the Citizen, Stuart Carlson of Blue Earth Environmental Co., said the demolition would take about a week. Presently, about a block of First Avenue has been closed during the demolition.
Watch the Cottonwood County Citizen for more on the demolition.