First task - removing the hoops and roof of the silo.
Then the filler pipe and exterior ladder.
View from the back side of the silo as the first course was taken off. Note that the silo next to it has a metal and fiberglass ladder chute. Different choice of materials by a different maker but it serves the same function. Besides being a safety measure, the chute gives you something to brace your back against as you're standing on the ladder and using both hands to manipulate a wooden silo door.
The man on the right is reaching down and removing the bolts on the hoop below him so it will drop to the ground and allow them to remove the next course of staves.
They didn't quite get done with it today. And there will be a very large load of staves on pallets to take away. I'm very glad I'm not the one who will have to drive the truck down the hills of Prattsburgh!