Earlier this week, mining giant Vale made headlines when it announced that, beginning in the year 2020, it will decommission and dismantle the Superstack and replace it with two smaller stacks.
The 381-metre smokestack, the second tallest in the world, has been an iconic symbol of Sudbury since the 1970s and, on our website, many readers expressed their sadness that the towering chimney may soon vanish from the landscape.
So, to honour our sulphur spewing landmark, we dug up some old photos from the Superstack’s early days.
Take a look in this week’s episode of Sudbury.com’s Throwback Thursday in which, this being the year of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, we pay tribute to a bit of Greater Sudbury’s history.
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