The computer-rendered photos above were included in the Visual Impact Study segment of a Footprint Salem Harbor Station Powerpoint slide presentation that was presented to a small crowd of area residents Tuesday night at Bentley Elementary School.
The photos offer a before and after look at what the redesigned power station is expected to look like - the biggest change being the fact that new plant would have only one smokestack in place of the current facility's three. And that stack would be less than half the height (230 feet) of the tallest existing one (492 feet).
Vantage points highlighted in the study include Bentley Elementary School, Winter Island, Marblehead and Cat Cove.
What do you think of the computer-generated "after" photographs? Are you pleased to see that the nearly 500-foot smokestack will be torn down? Will you miss seeing them as part of the Salem skyline?
Let us know in the comments section below.