- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An iconic piece of Akron’s skyline will soon meet its end if city officials have their way.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1Lmysfd ) the city is seeking brownfields funding to demolish two brick smokestacks at the now-closed B.F. Goodrich plant off South Main Street in downtown Akron.

Public Service Director John Moore says the city has concerns about the century-old building’s structural integrity, which could deteriorate in the coming months.

Moore says the smokestacks bearing the Goodrich name remain in good shape, but they will also need to be torn down.

Officials do not have a time frame for the demolition, which depends on how much funding the city ultimately receives.

The smokestacks represent Akron’s historic past as a leader in tire and rubber products manufacturing.

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Information from: Akron Beacon Journal, https://www.ohio.com

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