The New York Times (free registration) has the scoop on the dismantling of the dismantling of the famous 60-foot-tall Pabst beer bottle, which had loomed 185 feet above Newark for 75 years, the history of which we’ve already covered.
For now it is five enormous pieces of steel and copper plate three-eighths of an inch thick, and its fate is far from settled.
Ted Fiore, whose company has been demolishing the 10-acre site of the former Pabst brewery for two years, said he planned to restore the bottle at his warehouse in Newark and then give it a new home.
So far, Mr. Fiore said, “several alcoholic-beverage companies” have expressed interest. It might end up in Newark, he said, or perhaps along the Jersey Shore in Dover Township, where a nightclub could take it.
And here’s another quote from the story: “It’s kind of a sad day,” said Matthew Gosser, an adjunct professor of architecture.
An adjunct professor commenting on a giant bottle that once represented Pabst . . .