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Saturday October 4th, 2014

Posted at 4:05pm

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Crews use a wrecking ball during the Friday afternoon commute on Riverside Drive

If you commute down Riverside Drive past the Hiram Walkers property, you may have noticed a giant wrecking ball outside the landmark white grain towers over the past few days.

Demolition crews have been removing a small white building that was attached to the towers.

Jim Stanski, vice president of operations for the company says that the building was used for two purposes both related to the management of rail cars containing grain.  The building served to house the shunt wagon for moving rail cars and equipment to convey that grain to the top of the elevator, according to Stanski.

The rail lines on the water front that led to the building were removed last year after the abandonment of that rail line by the previous owner. Grain deliveries were transferred to truck unloading equipment.

That led to this building no longer being needed.

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