Removal of 82’ tall concrete chimney/smokestack. Access would not allow a conventional wrecking method so the structure was sawcut and picked with a crane. Smokestack sawcut into 10’ tall sections for salvage and re-use at the Buddhist Temple for monuments on site. Job was located at one of the first Chan Buddhist Temples built in the United States and is still one of the largest Buddhist communities in the Western Hemisphere. Completed project with five (5) fewer crane days than estimated through the ingenuity of the team and the assistance of a structure engineer. Pre-drilled all the pick holes and pre-cut two sides of the smokestack prior to bringing in the crane for removal of the 10’ tall sections.