A commercial jet soars over Joey Grenier and Dennis Hutchins from Tri-Stone Co. in Richmond as they dismantle a 105-foot-tall brick chimney that is attached to a old boiler plant on the campus of the University of Southern Maine in Portland on Thursday. They chip one brick at a time and let them fall inside the chimney to be cleaned away through a small opening at the bottom. Photos by John Patriquin

Caution tape surrounds the site where Joey Grenier and Dennis Hutchins from Tri-Stone Co. in Richmond dismantle a 105-foot-tall brick chimney Thursday. They are working a rate of 13 feet per day, brick by brick.

Caution tape surrounds the site where Joey Grenier and Dennis Hutchins from Tri-Stone Co. in Richmond dismantle a 105-foot-tall brick chimney Thursday. They are working a rate of 13 feet per day, brick by brick.

Joey Grenier and Dennis Hutchins from Tri-Stone Co. in Richmond hand off one of more than a dozen metal bands to Robert Mason as they dismantle a 105-foot-tall brick chimney attached to a old boiler plant at the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland.

Joey Grenier and Dennis Hutchins from Tri-Stone Co. in Richmond hand off one of more than a dozen metal bands to Robert Mason as they dismantle a 105-foot-tall brick chimney attached to a old boiler plant at the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland.


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