Crumbling buildings that worried neighbors torn down Friday - Fox 2 News Headlines

Crumbling buildings that worried neighbors torn down Friday

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DETROIT (WJBK) -- A spokesman for the city of Detroit says two abandoned building that are crumbling and concerning neighbors will be torn down Friday morning.

FOX 2 Problem Solver Erika Erickson first shared the story Monday night.  Neighbors were concerned about two crumbling buildings near Grand River Avenue and Ward Avenue on Detroit's west side that they said were too dangerous to even walk near.

After FOX 2's story first aired, city officials inspected the buildings and declared that both buildings were considered demolition emergencies.  Notices were posted on both buildings and were up for contractor bids.

Now, just three days after the city inspection, the city says the buildings will be torn down Friday morning at 9 a.m.

Tracy Marshall, who was sick of worrying about someone getting hurt, wrapped caution tape around the dangerous buildings.

"Somebody [has] to stand up, and if it takes a little mediocre guy like me to come out here and make a change, then it has to happen," Marshall says.

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