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UTEP Might Expand – Regents To Discuss Buying ASARCO Property

Is UTEP getting bigger? There is talk that UTEP is looking to expand across I-10 and onto the land that used to be the home of the ASARCO smelter.

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Own A Piece Of El Paso History With The Asarco Documentary!

Local documentarian, Jackson Polk has been filming the El Paso smelter demolition project, even before the demolition took place on April 13th.

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KISS Facebook Listeners Tell Us What They Want To See Take The Place Of The Asarco Smokestacks

I posted a question on our Facebook page yesterday asking what our listeners would like to see done with the former Asarco smokestacks site.  The overwhelming answer was an amusement park, Six Flags being the most popular choice.  Here are a few more interesting answers from our listeners.

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Asarco: A History Timeline Of The Smokestacks In El Paso!

Historic Details...

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Asarco Is Gone…What Now?!

Well...they're out of our lives forever! What now?...

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Asarco: Last Day Standing And People Are Lining Up For Pictures!

RIP Asarco...

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Demolition Weekend – What Other Buildings Should Be Demolished Around El Paso?

Suggestions?

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Jesus Is Going To Watch Asarco Smokestacks Fall – You Can Join Him

The Asarco smokestacks were erected in 1951 and 1967.  The statue of Christ on Mount Cristo Rey was erected in 1940.  Only one of them will still be standing after April 13th.

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A View Of El Paso’s Smelter You’ve Never Seen [VIDEO]

There has been a lot of discussion about ASARCO lately - tear it down?  Leave it as a monument to El Paso's industrial past?  Tourist attraction?  Eyesore?  Whatever your view of the iconic towers that sit across I-10 from UTEP, I'll bet you've never seen a view like this one!

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ASARCO Smokestacks Will Come Down Next Year

Two weeks ago, I asked you to take my poll, please, about how you felt about the ASARCO smokestacks - should they stay or should they go?  About 57% of you said they should stay.  Unfortunately, it looks like the smokestacks across I-10 from UTEP are not long for this world...

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Save The ASARCO Stacks Or Tear Them Down? [POLL]

The ASARCO stacks have been a part of El Paso for over 100 years.

The smelter was built in 1899, and closed down in the 1990's because the public said they didn't want to deal with the toxic emissions from the copper smelting plant anymore.

Little by little, the ASARCO site has been cleared of it's buildings that have been a landmark across I-10 from UTEP for all those decades, but a group of local businessmen and architects say they don't want to see the iconic smokestacks on the ASARCO site to come down.  What do you think should be done with the ASARCO smokestacks?

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Have You Seen: The 300-foot Asarco smokestack Come Down? [VIDEO/PHOTO]

If the west side's skyline around the UTEP area looks a little different to you today it's because a 300-foot smokestack at Asarco come tumbling down earlier this week.

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