ONE of the River Clyde's most historic and striking landmarks - The Titan Crane at Govan - will soon disappear from Glasgow's skyline.
The crane, which dates back to 1911, is being dismantled piece by piece.
Owners BAE Systems sanctioned the work after securing special planning permission to demolish the A-listed structure.
Bosses claim the 200-tonne crane, which is no longer operational, will impede work on a £4billion defence contract and would cost more than £1.6million to refurbish.
Contractors moved onto the site yesterday and will spend three weeks taking down the 170ft landmark, which was designed by Sir William Arrol, who also built the Forth Bridge and London's Tower Bridge.
Twighlight of the Titan