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The Enola Water Tower
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After 50 years the water tank in Enola was dismembered by the Pennsylvania Water Company. The work began on January 13, 2010.
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Work started at the top by cutting sections and letting them drop into the tank.
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Smoke bellows from the heat of the torch. The project starts out by cutting smaller pieces.
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There are two crews working at the top. The top is disappearing fast.
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The sun continues to rise. The project started at 7AM, it is now 9:30AM.
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Half of the dome is gone. You can see flames cutting through the other side.
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As they cut, the metal rolls and curls inwards.
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Crews are working from both sides; the pieces are getting bigger.
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One more section is about to fall.
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Workers cut a hole at the bottom and drag the bigger pieces out. A crew on the ground cuts them to truck size.
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20 feet shorter.
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Normal view from Enola Drive.
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Tower is over halfway done.
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Still working at 5:30PM. Crews finally quit for the day at 7PM.
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Crews started early the next morning; not much is left.
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They cut the last pieces from top to bottom.
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One by one the sides fell in, with the help of a forklift.
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Originally, the water tower was able to hold 700,000 gallons of water that were pumped from wells to supply Enola.
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All that was left were a few pieces of metal waiting to be loaded for the scrap yard. The entire project took approximately 18 hours to complete.

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