By Lori Lindner
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– A rented crane, a few blow torches wielded by several fearless people and $16,800.
That’s all it took to erase a 39-year-old piece of history in North Liberty.
On Thursday, Jan. 28, Iseler Demolition Inc., of Michigan, began tearing down the city’s old water tower on Cherry Street next to the fire station. Iseler’s personnel started with demolition on Tuesday, but windy conditions caused safety concerns, and the overall-clad crew began again at 4:30 Thursday morning.
By 8:30 a.m., half the structure was gone.