Trenton Engine Water Tower Coming Down

Chrysler’s Trenton Engine plant started up in 1952, building water pumps and air raid sirens; today, it consists of two buildings, North (original) and South, making V6 and four-cylinder engines and components. It is one of two plants making Pentastar V6 engines (at least, in Chrysler form).

The water tower was rendered obsolete when emergency-water requirements changed. These photos were provided by a plant worker who did not wish to be identified; the photographer is unknown, but we will happily provide credit when possible. (These photos were posted in January 2013; the original date of the event is unknown, but was most likely around 2009-2011.)

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Above, the water tower as it originally stood. Below, cutting it into sections.

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Above, cutting the tower; below, sections lowered to the ground.

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Above: inside the tower. Below: how the pieces were dropped down.

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The person in the closeup below shows the scale.

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Taking out the center

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see more Trenton Engine South photos — many of them • the Trenton North story • Trenton South

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