Iseler Demolition Crews, which specializes in water tower demolition, methodically disassembled the water tower at Conway Station Park on Tuesday.
The work will continue for three and a half to four days, Smith Communications project engineer Dave Reynolds has said.
The city of Conway in September closed the deal with Smith Communications, in which the company will demolish and dispose of the tank in order to obtain the ground lease. The estimated cost of demolition is $200,000.
"It’s not costing the city anything," Chief of Staff Jack Bell said. "Smith Communications has been great to work with. They’ve done everything they said they were going to do."
Bell said he sees nothing hindering the cell tower from being in place Dec. 5 as originally scheduled.
"After watching them work today, I think that’s doable," Bell said on Tuesday. "The goal is to get the tower up in December and then they’re still going to build a fence around the area, work on landscaping and irrigation and all that. It looks like early next year for the fencing and stuff."
The customized cell tower will include a wrap that reads Conway Station Park in block letters from top to bottom, Bell said.
"It’s going to be great," he said. "That water tower has needed to come down for a long time."