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Sheraton going Buh-bye!

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3.16.11

looks like 2 floors plus pool level removed in 2 weeks

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Nice shot. Thanks for the update.

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I think I'll post a picture every two weeks.... This one is from 3.31.11... They have cut off everything above where the safety nets were- I think that's five floors in a month's time.

So, it 3 or 4 months, no more Sheraton Lincoln.

( j need to get a flikr acct... the people I'm using is more of a photoblag, so they kill hotlinks after a while...)

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they reached the point where they had to remove the top anchors for the crane, so the crane was lowered by about 100'.

In 3 months, this puppy will be gone.

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ok, I finally got around to reopening my Flickr account... Here's the Sheraton deconstruction pictures I posted that A Minus stopped hotlinking, and one I took a few days ago.

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Great to see downtown is getting another parking lot YAY

Actually, it's going to be a landscaped park, if I understand correctly. They are going to be using the existing underground parking that the hotel had.

they're almost to the point where they can throw the debris in the Dumpster now :)

Given how gravity works, if they had someone with really good aim, they could've done that this whole time. ;)

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Another one becomes just a memory. This is just sad. What are my children going to have to remember when they are grown? Parking lots!

This in particular is going to be landscaped on the surface, as I understand it. The parking is underneath the former hotel and has been utilized consistently up until the demo started. That will be used again after they complete the tear down.

This was an empty shell of a building for the better part of 20 years that is most vividly remembered by those who had to be near it for the strongest urine stench in all of downtown.

Sometimes, it's just an old building.

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This in particular is going to be landscaped on the surface, as I understand it. The parking is underneath the former hotel and has been utilized consistently up until the demo started. That will be used again after they complete the tear down.

This was an empty shell of a building for the better part of 20 years that is most vividly remembered by those who had to be near it for the strongest urine stench in all of downtown.

Sometimes, it's just an old building.

20 years? Are you sure? I had a friend who worked in this building I think... was this the Amerikana Building towards the end?

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20 years? Are you sure? I had a friend who worked in this building I think... was this the Amerikana Building towards the end?

The swamplot link in the first post said that it was vacant for 24 years.

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the Americana building is a few blocks away

Yes. I checked after my last post and saw it down the street. :)

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20 years? Are you sure? I had a friend who worked in this building I think... was this the Amerikana Building towards the end?

The hotel closed in 1986, but I believe the office section of the building continued to be used for a while thereafter.

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Seems like the whole process was quite fast.

Indeed. I found it fascinating enough to stand out in 100* temps and take pics.

It also looks like the surface lot across Polk from the Sheraton site is getting at least repaved, if not some other construction going on.

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Indeed. I found it fascinating enough to stand out in 100* temps and take pics.

It also looks like the surface lot across Polk from the Sheraton site is getting at least repaved, if not some other construction going on.

let's hope it's new building that is under everyone's radar. :)

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They're down to the sub levels now. What you can't see is that they have retained or added (I'm not sure) 3 period-correct flagpoles out front along Polk.

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