Video: Crew demolishes smokestack at Bellingham waterfront site

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 14, 2011 

CREWS DEMOLISH STACK AT G-P SITE

Crews demolish a smokestack at the former Georgia-Pacific West Inc. site on Bellingham's waterfront in this frame captured from video shot by Herald reader Bill Nienhuis from a window of the Flatiron building at 1313 Bay St.

BILL NIENHUIS — COURTESY TO THE HERALD

BELLINGHAM - Crews demolished a smokestack at the site of the former Georgia-Pacific West Inc. pulp mill on Bellingham's waterfront Tuesday, June 14, part of the ongoing demolition project at an old steam plant building.

Workers toppled the deteriorating stack with a piece of heavy equipment after securing it with cables to control its fall.

Atlanta-based G-P has contracted the job to Staton Companies of Eugene, Ore., the same firm that demolished the old tissue mill in 2008. The city of Bellingham issued a permit authorizing the steam plant work.

G-P spokesman Kelly Ferguson said some industrial artifacts from the building will be saved for possible historic displays.


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John Stark contributed to this report.

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