Watch history fade away

AND so it has come to this — a mighty mill reduced to a mound of rubble.

Scroll through the photos above to relive the demolition.

Click play to watch the Albury's historic mills literally fade away before your eyes (courtesy of Digital Impact Productions).

Demolition crews at the Allied Mills site in Albury yesterday knocked over the last silo standing.

They had used bricks from the old four-storey mill to build up a platform for their bulldozers and long-reach cranes.

At midnight on Tuesday the last silo was still towering 30 metres above the street but minutes later most of it came crashing to the ground.

During daylight yesterday, the crews nibbled away at the remaining base of the silo, the final major component of a complex that produced millions of tonnes of flour, maize and related products from 1912 until 2009.

Guilfoyle Wreckers took barely two months to destroy the city’s largest industrial landmark.

Most of the materials have been removed for recycling and their brief now is to prepare the site for sale.

Allied Mills first put the 1.3-hectare site on the market in August 2008 but so far there have been no takers.

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