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(PHOTO) Demolition crew deconstructs iconic water tower in Decatur

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(PHOTO) Demolition crew deconstructs iconic water tower in Decatur

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Photo by Scott Leith


Crews working for DeKalb County are demolishing the water tower by the East Lake MARTA station.

Reader Scott Leith took an aerial photo of the demolition in progress.

The water tower has the Decatur logo and marks the gateway to the city limits.

But after standing for more than 80 years, the water tower has outlived its usefulness.

Demolition began on Monday, Oct. 14.

“The 500,000-gallon tower was erected in the 1930s and has sat dormant for 15 years,” the county says. “The county is demolishing the outdated tank which has become an eyesore due to rust on the exterior of the tower. The cost to demolish the tank is approximately $164,500.”

To learn more about the demolition project and the history of the water tower, click here.

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