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LANDMARK TO GO

CITY DESTRUCTOR CHIMNEY DELICATE JOB FOR CONTRACTORS? One of the city’s best-known landmarks, the old city destructor chimney in Manchester street, will soon be only a memory. On Monday, the contractors, Messrs B. Moore and Sorts, Ltd., will start the work of demolishing the stack, and it will be a matter of a few weeks only before the Chimney disappears entirely from the city landscape. The contractors, will have a difficult task in demolishing this 150 ft structure, for it stands in a closely built-on area and must be token down virtually “brick by brick.” Scaffolding will be erected to the top of the chimney and the demolition started in a few days after the commencement of the job. There will be no spectacular crash, such as is usually associated with chimney-felling, although the most modern methods of dealing With vhe, problem will be adopted by the contractors. The Manchester street chimney has been a familiar, and to many unwelcome, landmark in the city for ifiore thah 30 years. Nightly it belched out great clouds of smoke, as the city’s rubbish went up in flames and steam. From time to time controversy arose about this nuisance, and eventually the Christchurch City Council decided to adopt the controlled-tipping method of dealing with all refuse. As a resuit, the destructor became obsolescent and is now to be destroyed.

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LANDMARK TO GO, Press, Volume LXXV, Issue 22632, 10 February 1939

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LANDMARK TO GO Press, Volume LXXV, Issue 22632, 10 February 1939

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