A water tower that has served as a landmark in Alamogordo for the last 74 years will soon be dismantled.
The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the water tower on the campus of the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be dismantled within the next two weeks.
The tower has been deemed structurally unsafe.
The school says the tower's tank has been empty for at least 50 years.
The interior and middle leg of the tower is so corroded with rust that an engineering firm felt it wasn't safe to venture to the top of the tank.
The total cost of the project is about $85,000.
The New Mexico Public Schools Facilities Authority is paying the $85,000 costs of dismantling the tower.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.