EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) One of the options being considered for the future site of the old 420 building (5th & Main) is demolition.

Deputy Mayor Steve Schaefer tweeted that developers evaluated the old 420 building/ONB Tower and concluded that the mechanical, electrical & plumbing (MEP) is not sufficient for reuse. Schaefer adds that the developers are still interested in the project, but are now considering several options – including tearing down the structure.

The group hopes to present a new proposal to the ERC in the near future.

Groundbreaking on the building took place in the winter of 1967, with the building opening in 1970.

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 6, 2020)