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Former Hospital Close to Being Demolished
A decrepit former hospital in Ketchikan is one step closer to being demolished.
Ketchikan's City Council declared a public emergency after the roof of the building began sagging.
The Juneau-based company Carson Dorn Incorporated will prepare a bid for the city that includes asbestos abatement and demolition of the building.
Overall, the project is expected to cost less than $1 million and officials hope it will be completed before the beginning of the tourist season.
The building is privately-owned, but the city stepped in after orders to destroy it were ignored.