The demolition of the former Ledger-Enquirer complex in downtown Columbus is moving forward this week, said Columbus State University spokesman John Lester.
The newsprint storage building that was visible from Broadway is now all but gone and, beginning this week, demolition will move to the lobby and office area that front 12th Street.
The production building was scheduled to be the second structure demolished to make way for the new CSU College of Education and Health Professions building, but slight delays in abatement and demolition of an old printing press have caused a change in demolition plans.
The Page Building, the six-story tower at the corner of 12th Street and Broadway is still scheduled to be the final structure demolished, with work beginning late next month.
The work this week will impact parking on the west side of Broadway's 1100 block, where 12 of the 18 spaces closest to the Ledger will be closed off.
They will be temporarily available on May 9-10 for RiverFest, according to Lester. The two historic Mediterranean-style buildings at the corner of 12th Street and Front Avenue are being preserved and repurposed.