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Historic smokestack will come down

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)--  A historic smokestack in Cedar Rapids will be torn down. Cedar Rapids City Council members voted Tuesday night to demolish the structure at the former Sinclair meatpacking plant.

Historic preservationists hoped to save the structure's base, saying the 41-foot-tall base is still structurally sound. The buildings at the packing plant were damaged by flood and fire.  FEMA will fund the demolition work.


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