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Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

GARY | Its last guest checked out about 30 years ago. Now the 14-story, 300-room Sheraton Hotel that opened in 1968 as a Holiday Inn is about to check out for good.

October 13, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

Demolition of the old Sheraton Hotel continues last Friday in Gary. The downtown property will be used for greenspace

October 13, 2014 6:00 pm
Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

Demolition of the old Sheraton Hotel continues last Friday in Gary.

October 13, 2014 6:00 pm
Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

Sheraton to check out by the end of the week

Demolition of the old Sheraton Hotel continues last Friday in Gary. The building should be gone by the end of the week.

October 13, 2014 6:00 pm

Sheraton demolition in Gary to close Broadway for 4 days

GARY | Due to the final stages of the demolition of the Sheraton Hotel, Broadway will be closed between 4th and 5th Avenues  beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

October 13, 2014 12:05 am

Valpo OKs dome demolition deal with Marshall

VALPARAISO | It's now just a matter of time before the Natural Ovens Bakery dome walls come tumbling down.

October 10, 2014 8:28 pm
Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

City of Gary worker Charles Jolley tears down a garage behind a home in the 2600 block of Massachusetts Street in Gary.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

Cedric Kuykendall takes a photo of a vacant lot where once stood a pair of abandoned buildings in the 800 block of Virginia Street in Gary. The city has a grant to tear down several hundred vacant properties.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

These two buildings in the 800 block of Maryland Street in Gary are scheduled for demolition. Gary has a grant to tear down several hundred vacant properties.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

Cedric Kuykendall stands in front of an abandoned home scheduled for demolition in the 600 block of Virginia Street in Gary. He determines the properties to be demolished in the city. Gary has a grant to tear down vacant properties.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

Gary's 'Rainman of Demolition' out to change city's landscape

GARY | When more than 900 blighted homes are in line to be demolished within about a year, it's good to have someone in charge who's referred to as "the Rainman of Demolition."

October 04, 2014 11:45 pm Photos

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Hebron takes action to prevent the obvious

HEBRON | It seemed like a fairly obvious precaution, but the Hebron Town Council had a good reason for amending its building demolition ordinance Tuesday.

September 17, 2014 4:45 pm

Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

GARY | The demolition of the Sheraton Hotel remains on schedule, city officials said.

July 12, 2014 9:40 pm Photos

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Hundreds of blighted homes in North Lake County will be razed

GARY | The Steel City is filled with an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 abandoned properties, so many that it has been a backdrop for the post-apocalyptic History Channel documentary "Life After People."

May 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown resident Manuel Garcia walks past the remains of the old Mark Hotel on land that BP has purchased in Marktown in East Chicago.

May 12, 2014 7:15 pm
Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Crews demolish the old Mark Hotel on land that BP has purchased in Marktown in East Chicago.

May 12, 2014 7:15 pm
Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

E.C.'s Marktown residents pose for a group photograph for the Save Marktown Facebook page while protesting the demolition of buildings purchased by BP. The old Mark Hotel was demolished Monday.

May 12, 2014 5:37 pm
EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Video

E.C. seeks bids for demolition of 28 properties

EAST CHICAGO | The city has requested demolition bids for a total of 28 vacant properties, starting the second phase of a project intended to remove blight in East Chicago.

February 15, 2014 7:45 pm
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