- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - A committee in Nashua, New Hampshire has recommended spending more than $750,000 to preserve a 100-year-old-plus millyard chimney as officials work to build a new road.

The Telegraph of Nashua reports (https://bit.ly/1iPrYu3) the Committee on Infrastructure wants the brick chimney to be kept at its current 165-foot height.

The city had agreed to make reasonable efforts to preserve the city landmark as part of a deal to receive millions in federal funding to build Broad Street Parkway.

Officials say delaying a decision - the chimney could be shortened for safety concerns or restored to its original 180 feet - could risk impacting the construction schedule and price.

The chimney size had been reduced during the demolition of the adjacent boiler house in 2012 to prevent loose bricks from falling.


Information from: The Telegraph, https://www.nashuatelegraph.com

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