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You Can See Clearly Now, the Oil's Gone

Two weeks after the demo work began on the Castle Oil tanks, they are totally flattened. The last piece of green metal fell today with a satisfying crash.

Enjoy a new riverview...for now.

The big green Castle Oil tanks are totally gone and there's a clear view from the sidewalk to the Tappan Zee Bridge. The office buildings are still there "for now", said a worker, but not for long. Soon these too will have to make way for the apartment complex to come.

The menacing barbed wire fencing once had signs prohibiting photography, but now there's not much left to protect. Supervisors chatted nearby as I took footage of the final moments of the last tank wall.

"Glad to see it go, hope they put up something interesting," said one neighbor to the oil tanks, Jeff Friedkin, who also shared some photos he took of earlier stages of the demo work.

"It's so exciting," said another neighbor looking on. 

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Justin G. Blodgett October 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM
I haven't been back to Tarrytown in many years, but has anything been done with the old GM plant property? Last time I was there is was only cleared out.
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Oh, sore subject.... Where to begin? Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow are in the throes of a lawsuit which officials say has been holding things back. Here's one of the latest on that: http://patch.com/A-xJXH, with other articles following on Tarrytown considering an appeal...
joy October 16, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Very excited about this...I will try to grab pics later this week.
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Me too! Great, add photos here and we'll watch the progress.
Krista Madsen (Editor) October 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Love how delicate it looks as he folds the metal down.
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Gerard F Bushel November 22, 2012 at 05:43 PM
I think it is depressing to see another local business closed, more or less to be replaced by imposing expensive housing. At least with Castle there you could see the river from various angles as you drove by. With the new housing, that's all you are going to see. Enjoy your new view.

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