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Final Demolition Efforts Underway at The Point

August 24, 2023

Crews to topple final guard tower and showcase sustainable demolition practices


WHAT: Members of the media are invited to get a close-up look at demolition efforts currently underway at The Point. Attendees will get exclusive views of the preserved prison chapel called the “Chapel by the Wayside” and the state-of-the-art crushing facility used to recycle all concrete from the old prison buildings onsite. They will also witness firsthand the toppling of the last guard tower.

WHO: Speakers will include:

  • Rep. Jordan Teuscher, Utah House of Representatives and Land Authority Co-Chair
  • Alan Matheson, The Point Executive Director
  • Caleb Townes, Senior Project Manager, Grant Mackay
  • Troy Walker, Draper City Mayor

WHEN: Wednesday, August 30 at 8 a.m.

WHERE: 14425 Bitterbrush Ln., Draper, UT 84020 and live streamed on The Point YouTube Channel at youtube.com/ThePointUtah


  • Removal of the last prison guard tower
  • Historic prison chapel
  • State-of-the-art concrete crushing facility
  • Iconic views of Utah and Salt Lake Valleys

BACKGROUND: The Point represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create Utah’s Innovation Community. The Point will offer attainable housing options, advance innovation, catalyze robust economic opportunity, provide parks and regional trail connections, and ultimately enhance Utahns’ quality of life. It is centrally located in the heart of Utah’s fast-growing technology sector and perfectly situated between Utah’s two most populous counties. It is well served by vital infrastructure and surrounded by more than 20,000 acres of undeveloped land in area communities. It is easily accessible via high-capacity roadways, planned future transit service and regional trails.