WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) — It’s an end of an era in West Lafayette, as the former City Hall building is set to be demolished.
Monday morning crews began tearing down the east wall to prepare for asbestos removal. The building on Navajo Street was built in the late ’60s. The city moved out in 2012, after excessive mold was found in the walls.
Offices are now in the Morton Community Center next to the library.
Mayor John Dennis was at the building just before crews dug in. He said he’ll miss the old building, but it’s time to move on.
“This really was sort of the center of local government here in West Lafayette. As a building, it served its time well, but now it’s time to wave goodbye and look to the future,” Dennis said.
Asbestos removal will take about three weeks. After that, the building will be flattened and and the lot will be turned into green space.