Sheraton Hotel in Gary finally faces wrecking ball

Sheraton Hotel in Gary finally faces wrecking ball
Sheraton Hotel in Gary finally faces wrecking ball

Sheraton Hotel in Gary finally faces wrecking ball

Demolition is slated to begin in full force on the abandoned hotel in downtown Gary. The structure, which has been vacant for decades, has been framed by many as a symbol of the city’s economic despair-the last gasp of a failed attempt at revitalization. Now, Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is delivering on a campaign promise to tear the building down. WBEZ’s Michael Puente joins us with details. Photo: Flickr/Zachary Perlinski