GARY, Ind. (CBS) — By the end of the week, an embarrassing symbol of blight will have vanished from the skyline in Gary, Indiana where it has stood brooding over City Hall for twenty years, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Much of the building has now been knocked down by a crane operator, using a claw to pull and twist the concrete, one chunk at a time.
For the past two decades the hotel, with its through-and-through view and trees growing on the roof, has been a brooding presence and a symbol of blight in Gary.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson made good on a promise that many people never believed she’d deliver on.