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Iowan Hotel demolition halted because of asbestos

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Iowan Hotel Demolition Project. Iowan Hotel Demolition Project.
Parts of the hotel torn apart despite some of the structure in place. Parts of the hotel torn apart despite some of the structure in place.
Hotel damage seen from Business 61 in Fort Madison. Hotel damage seen from Business 61 in Fort Madison.
Layers of debris left in the hotel parking lot. Layers of debris left in the hotel parking lot.
FORT MADISON, Ia. (WGEM) -

The demolition of an eye sore in Fort Madison has been delayed. 

The owner of the Iowan Hotel, Glen Meller, said Iowa DNR found asbestos in the building, and it needs to be removed before further work can be done.

Meller said work at his excavating and asphalt company in Fort Madison has piled up and he doesn't expect to continue to demolish it until the fall.

He hopes to have the project complete by the winter. 

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