- 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.

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

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