Monday, December 17, 2007


If you're looking for some action tomorrow morning:

The iconic smokestacks of the former American Enka plant will be demolished Tuesday morning.

“We’re looking at popping them at 8 a.m. sharp,” said Brian Alexander, division manager for the Asheville office of D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., which will do the work.

Workers will insert about 1,000 pounds of dynamite into the two brick structures to topple them. American Enka built the plant — which is between Smoky Park Highway and Sand Hill Road — in 1928, and in the following years the company built much of Enka Village itself.


zen said...

For a brief video of them going down (it did catch me unawares), see here

Bill In Asheville said...

was not nearly as exciting as I wanted...