The famed Athlone Cooling Towers, a sight everyone stuck on the N2 in the morning knows, will soon be no more! Deemed unsafe after a support ring crumbled on one of the towers this morning, demolition is said to begin as soon as possible. The condition of the tower has caused emergency services to block off the N2 leading to serious traffic delays.

Investigations were still under way as to what caused the collapse, but speculation suggests it could just be a lack of maintenance. Who knows? Maybe the smell of the water treatment plant got to the metal and ate it’s way through…

Towers, epic...

Athlone Towers to be Demolished via IOL

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