The tallest structure in Collinsville will soon be coming down. The communications tower on the AT&T building, on Clay St in Uptown Collinsville, is set to be dismantled the week of May 15, 2017.
The tower is over 200 ft tall and can be seen from downtown St Louis.
The tower is being taken down because AT&T's no longer needs the microwave communication system it housed, and because of the high cost of maintaining a tower over 200 ft tall per FAA requirements.
Only the tower will be removed from the property; the AT&T building will remain on Clay Street.