The bulk of the demolition work of the landmark Sheraton Inn building on Binghamton's West Side has been completed.

Banners at the Front Street construction site promote the new project. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Gorick Construction crews have been tearing down the seven-story structure which once was home to a luxury hotel that opened in 1959.

The site of the abandoned building at 50 Front Street is about to be transformed as a 170,000-square-foot commercial and residential complex is constructed. The $28 million project is scheduled to be completed at the end of next year.

Jeff Smetana of Newman Development Group said the demolition was a "bit ahead of schedule."

Smetana said after the site is cleared of what's left of the old structure, work will start on underground utilities for the new building. Crews then will begin construction of the below-ground parking facility.

WATCH this WNBF News video of the final stages of the demolition of the old Sheraton Inn structure.


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