GARY, Ind. (AP) — Officials with the city of Gary have lowered the estimated cost of demolishing a 14-story vacant hotel near City Hall.
The Post-Tribune reports Redevelopment Department Director Joseph Van Dyk says it should cost about $1.5 million to tear down the former Sheraton Hotel, or $1 million less than previously announced. The revised estimate was released after contractors toured the 42-year-old building
Bids for the demolition work are due Oct. 16 and a contract could be awarded by Oct. 30. Gary officials hope the building is demolished in November.
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said last year that she wanted the hotel to be torn down. It once was a symbol of a hoped-for downtown revival.
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