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!
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...
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 loca