WATERVLIET, New York — The latest attempt to tear down an Albany-area church's bell tower has been delayed another day after vandalism of the demolition crane was discovered.
The Times Union of Albany reports (http://bit.ly/12BIAcK ) that the crew is expected to resume work Thursday morning on the 137-foot tower at the former St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet (wah-ter-vuh-LEET'), just north of Albany.
Police say demolition plans on Wednesday were put off after it was discovered that someone had tampered with the crane's fuel tank.
The main section of the late 19th-century Catholic church has been razed, but the spire has proved tougher to demolish. Attempts to pull it down last week failed when cables attached to the tower snapped. A larger crane was assembled Wednesday.
Developers plan to build a Price Chopper supermarket there.
Information from: Times Union, http://www.timesunion.com