- Associated Press - Thursday, October 6, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A well-known Wyoming landmark is facing demolition.

Workers on Thursday began removing a Wells Fargo bank sign at the top of a 17-story concrete tower in downtown Casper. The tower itself will come down in the spring.

Casper’s skyline will never be the same. The tower stands out like nothing else on the skyline of Wyoming’s second-biggest city.

Recent controversy that employees of Wells Fargo opened millions of fake bank and credit card accounts apparently isn’t a factor in the landmark’s demise. Branch manager Debi McNabb tells the Casper Star-Tribune the tower is deteriorating and a safety hazard.

The tower was built in 1968 for what was then Wyoming National Bank. The tower originally featured an electronic time-and-temperature display.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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