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Final phase of French Worsted wrecking may be trickiest

July 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The final phase of demolition of the former French Worsted mill complex at 153 Hamlet Avenue may be the trickiest of what has been a year-long project at the site.
Coventry Building and Wrecking has demolished and recycled all but a small portion of the five-story woolen thread manufacturing structure built in the early 1900s during Woonsocket's manufacturing heyday.
But that gnawed-away brick, wood and concrete section, constituting little more than five-window openings on its smallest side, also borders the Hamlet Avenue sidewalk, a fact that will require special safety precautions for the final push by the company's wrecking crane.

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