WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) — Worland is losing one of its most familiar landmarks — the smokestack above the Wyoming Sugar Company.

Workers started taking down the deteriorating tower last week.

The smokestack was used in conjunction with boilers in the factory but the boilers haven't been used in over 20 years. The company's vice president, Vince Salzman, told the Northern Wyoming Daily News 9http://bit.ly/zKMCNc) that the tower had to be either be fixed or torn down.

The tower must be taken down from the inside because the factory is built around it.

The work is expected to take about a month.