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November 08, 2011

Ex-KTTC building going off the air

11082011kttcdemo1The former KTTC-TV building in downtown Rochester is going off the air today as demo crews level the long empty complex.

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 11082011kttcdemo2part 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.

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You can also call it the ex-KROC building too. I believe KROC and KTTC use to be together back in the '70's.

It is nice to see some of these eyesores torn down. That area unfortunately has quite a few. Looking forward to the changes to come in the future!

It's sad to see. I spent 7 years working in that building which included the flood of '78.

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