It is the end of an era in Gary, Indiana. There is a new mayor, and she isn’t just sitting on her hands when it comes to the looming carcass of the old Sheraton hotel which is cuddled up right next to city hall. She decreed it had to come down this year, and true to her word it is coming down, something every other mayor before her failed to do. You can read about the full history of this building over at Sometimes Interesting.
Great monstrous machines are slowly devouring it, and only half of the building was still standing when we stopped by last Sunday.
It makes me wonder what locations are next, there are several storefronts that have also been demolished along Broadway. Ambassador Arms comes to mind, as much as I love that building it is past time it was demolished for safety’s sake. More on that later.