WATERVLIET, N.Y. - A demolition crew is putting off its next attempt to tear down the bell tower of the historic St. Patrick's Church.
Attempts on Thursday and Friday to pull down the 137-foot-tall bell tower of St. Patrick's Church were first delayed when the cables attached to the structure snapped.
The crew was expected try again on Monday, but Nigro Companies says that the demolition has been put off again, to resume on Wednesday with the aide of a larger crane. Sections of the bell tower will be carefully removed in multiple phases until
Crews will continue additional site work on Monday and Tuesday.
The nearly 125-year-old Catholic church in Watervliet is being demolished to make way for a supermarket. The church closed in 2011.
Preservationists went to court to save the church but lost their legal battle.
On Sunday night, a flashlight vigil was held at the church for people to pay their final respects to the historical church.