When The Towers Come Down

The Suburban St. Louis owners of the Brayton Point Power Plant property have selected the morning of Saturday, April 27, as to when a pair of 500-foot cooling towers will be imploded, making way for the redevelopment of the property, which could become a hub for the construction of wind turbines which would be shipped via barge to locations throughout the Eastern Seaboard. 

Residents of Somerset and Swansea that have lived in the shadows of the towers, which have been the dominant feature of the local skyline for a decade, had concerns at a session in Somerset as to how their homes would be protected from dust and other issues. 


Its hoped that the property will be cleaned and ready for development in the 2020s.