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Photo, Kevin Vargas
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El Pasos Historic Asarco Smokestacks Are Gone [VIDEO]

Just like that, it's as though they never existed.

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ASARCO Smokestacks Demolition: The Exclusive View from the Air [VIDEO]

It was a beautiful morning to blow something up, and an even better morning to see it from the air! Whether you were for or against keeping them around, the El Paso skyline is forever changed as both ASARCO smokestacks were demolished at dawn. Thanks to Helicopters Anonymous and pilot Deb Rothchild, we got an exclusive aerial view of the event AND an exclusive on why it may have been delayed a few minutes.

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The KLAQ Chopper: Bringing You the Most Unique View of the ASARCO Smokestacks Demolition [VIDEO]

Helicopters Anonymous will be helping us bring you the most unique view of the ASARCO smokestack demolition -- from mid-air!

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Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images
Photo by Joern Haufe/Getty Images
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This Weekend City Hall And The Asarco Smokestacks Go Boom

Whether you agree or disagree with these demolitions, they're coming.  Here's a few things you should know!

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PHOTOS: Suggestions for Repurposing the Asarco Smokestack

It is being widely reported that an El Paso landmark, the Asarco Smokestack, at one time the world's tallest, will be demolished.

I, for one, would like to see it brought up to code and remain as one of our city's most impressive erections.

But the City government has taken a pass on it and Border Patrol doesn't seem to take seriously my idea of making it a sniper nest.

If the smokestack is to remain, a practical purpose will need to be found. Fortunately, I have a few ideas...

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El Paso’s Phallic Symbol in the Sky!

This "big boy" is just over 9900 inches and rock hard. What is it?

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Duke Keith
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A Slice of El Paso’s Past: The Smeltertown Cemetery at Sunset [PHOTOS]

Took a walk to the Smeltertown Cemetery at sunset the other day. You barely notice the place sitting behind a hill just west of I-10 and just south of Executive Center. But if you do, it's striking

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I don't mean to cause any "structure envy", but...
I don't mean to cause any "structure envy", but...
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ASARCO Tower: NOT “one of the largest structures in the World”

There's been a lot of talk about the fate of the Asarco Smokestack as the demolition date is approaching and still no deal has been struck. Some of the arguments are solid on BOTH sides of the issue

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Courtesy: Victor Calzada/El Paso Times
Courtesy: Victor Calzada/El Paso Times
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El Paso Times: Smaller ASARCO Smokestack Comes Down [VIDEO]

Breathe easier, El Paso. They're cleaning it up, piece-by-piece, and if they're on schedule, early next year the ASARCO smokestack that has been a part of the El Paso skyline for over 100 years will come tumbling down

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