Smokestacks in Columbus to come down this morning

Spectators will have to find their own vantage points if they want to watch officials demolish three smokestacks in Columbus this morning.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and others are expected to help detonate charges on each of the 272-foot-tall smokestacks at 10:00 am.

Officials say visitors will not be allowed on the site on the city’s south side just east of Interstate 71.

The stacks are part of a $200 dollar trash-burning power plant that opened in June 1983. Officials voted to close the plant in 1994.

Robert Wilson lives in the area. He says the demolition of thecentral Ohio landmark is the end of an era.

Officials say workers should begin demolishing the plant’s main building in about a month.

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