Ex-KTTC building going off the air
The building at 601 First Ave. S.W. is in the city's "urban village" district, part of the Downtown Master Plan, and is considered to be part of a University of Minnesota Rochester campus eventually. It is owned by the city.
Fraser Construction is handling the dirty work after being awarded a $69,940 contract by the City of Rochester to demolish it.
Not included in the contract is the demolition of the antenna tower, which would have cost another $11,290. The city might rent space on the tower to cellular phone companies.
Thanks to the Rochester Design Advocacy Forum for the heads that this demolition had started.