From the Archive
This photo was submitted by Ken Stone ’74 and was taken in September 1972 from atop of the newly installed 700-foot-tall smokestack at the energy plant looking west toward campus. Stone said that at the time Niagara Mohawk and Stone & Webster Engineering were converting the steam station from coal to oil.
Ken and his industrial arts classmates took a class field trip to the power station to learn about the plant’s operation and “how the smokestack was constructed using a continuously poured concrete form process.” Ken rode in a metal cage elevator to the top of the smokestack. He said: “I found the cage cramped with three aboard. The swaying ride up inside this huge concrete tube was eerily quiet but exhilarating. It was a crisp, clear, sunny fall day. On top you stood on wooden planks battling a stiff breeze. The view was breathtaking. You could see 35 miles to the horizon.”
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