Cincinnati’s iconic Hudepohl smokestack to be demolished Sunday

Cincinnati’s iconic Hudepohl smokestack to be demolished Sunday
The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger (Source: Cincinnati Enquirer)

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19/Cincinnati Enquirer) - The iconic Hudepohl smokestack is back on schedule for its date with a wrecking ball.

Originally the structure was slated to come down Friday morning, but the wrecking company hired to take down the structure has been forced to reschedule, according to The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority.

They say it was delayed to make sure the ramp near the 5th Street entrance can be shut down.

Friday, Gail Paul with the port authority confirmed that Sunday at 7 a.m., O’Rourke Construction will begin dismantling the smokestack.

The signature smokestack has been part of the Cincinnati skyline for more than 150 years, according to our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer

The pending smokestack demolition will occur about two years after asbestos cleanup and other remediation began at the site.

Some city leaders had proposed saving the smokestack. A feasibility study determined the smokestack would be too costly and difficult to salvage.

There are no plans for development at the site.

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