GARY, Ind. (AP) — The city of Gary has awarded a $1.8 million contract to
a Michigan company to demolish a 14-story vacant hotel near City Hall that
has long been an eyesore.
The City's Redevelopment Commission awarded the contract Wednesday to
Homrich Inc. of Carlton, Mich. The company was the second lowest of seven
Commission president Forest Hayes tells Post-Tribune of Merrillville the
demolition will be done with excavators tearing down the hotel one section
at a time and will go down 6 feet below the surface. The demolition is
being financed with funding from the Community Development Department, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Northwest Indiana Regional
The building was once was a symbol of a hoped-for downtown revival.