Frisco to demolish grain silos

One of the metal silos near Frisco's downtown collapsed in a storm March 8.

One of the metal silos near Frisco's downtown collapsed in a storm March 8.

Frisco City Council approved a contract with Midwest Wrecking Company of Texas to demolish the metal grain silos in downtown Frisco.

The silos are expected to be demolished within two weeks of all the parties signing the contract, according to the contract.

One silo was torn down and the other was damaged during severe storms March 8. The historic white silos, thought to be constructed in the 1940s or 1950s, were not damaged during the storms.

The city considered salvaging the one standing metal silo. But after a consultant inspected the silos and found asbestos, the city determined salvaging the silo was not feasible.

The contract includes the demolition and removal of the two large metal silos, an adjacent hopper silo, an in-ground scale and concrete foundations located on the property.