Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Ours was bigger than yours... (update)

Continuing in the off-topic theme, I was reminded that, in 1966, El Paso's 828 foot ASARCO smoke stack was the worlds tallest. Wow.

Update: Because this story is of little interest to most (all?) readers, I'll just add the update here. Today's El Paso Times reports that ASARCO has decided not to re-open the plant, which has been 'in dry dock' for a decade. There is also a poll to see what El Pasoans think should replace the facility. I voted for a city park AND a Chico's Tacos :) The linked article has some history, a photo gallery and a short video.