Executive Inn demolition half completed

PADUCAH, KY (AP) - A contractor wrecking a Paducah riverfront hotel building says the project is on track for completion in March.

About half of the 436-room Executive Inn has been demolished, reports The Paducah Sun.

Brad Youngblood, whose Mayfield-based company is doing the work, says the hotel could have been imploded, but his company chose to demolish it conventionally so it can haul away debris as the building comes down.

Most of the concrete floors and walls are being salvaged for future use as shoreline erosion control at a proposed riverfront boat dock. Wiring and other metal from the hotel is being recycled.

The demolition of the hotel will cost nearly $300,000.

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