More Details On The End Of (Part Of) The Savoy
Passers-by have reported bricks falling from the two-building hotel's smaller structure, he said. The area around the hotel -- along Travis and Main, between Leland and Pease -- was being barricaded during the press conference. Police officers will be posted around the area 24-7, Curran said. He said there were no plans right now for a demolition by implosion, but that will ultimately be up to whichever contractor wins the bid.
He said the police have had difficulty contacting the owner, who is currently in Lebanon. (Curran didn't remember his name off-hand, but a 2007 Press story identified him as Michael Nassif). The owner has 10 days to file an appeal, Curran said.
The nearby Metro line will need to be closed during the demolition -- hopefully not longer than Friday-Sunday, Curran said.