Getting rid of Fay Street Warehouse remnants no easy task

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - If you travel the North-South Arterial in Utica, you may have noticed a tall pile of concrete still dots the landscape near Court and State streets.

The implosion three weeks ago of the Fay Street Warehouse took seconds, but getting rid of the colossal pile of concrete and metal is proving a much larger undertaking. In fact, the contract for its removal had to be extended.

"They have to break up the big chunks, remove the steel from there, and then crush it down," said Jim Piccola of the New York State Department of Transportation. Piccola said the pile is getting moved around because the workers are working on top of each other.

He also said in the next four to six week, residents near the site and passers-by will notice a big difference in the pile of concrete.

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