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Historic Coxsackie water tower taken down

Feb 21, 2021 6:00 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the old Coxsackie water tower near Mansion Street in the village was demolished early Sat., Feb. 20. Residents lined the street and watched from the Coxsackie Senior Center parking lot as the tower came down at 10 a.m. “It was the end of an era. That’s why I am here,” said Coxsackie resident Pat Meyers. A muted bang took down the decades-old tower behind the Coxsackie cemetery as spectators watched in awe. The water tower has not been in use for years, said Alan Tavener from Delaware Engineering, the village’s engineering company. The village contracted with Wargo Demolition to bring it down. “It’s made of steel, there is no asbestos or any contaminated materials, so it will just be hauled off to Albany for scrap,” Tavener said. The water tower used to supply the village with water that was piped from the Climax Reservoir. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.