City officials and local residents say they want the WWII torpedo building near Unalaska’s airport torn down.
That’s after pieces of lumber and debris flew off the building into cars in the airport long-term parking lot during last weekend’s windstorm.
City Manager Chris Hladick said at last night’s city council meeting that Troy Larue, from the Alaska Department of Transportation, is in town assessing the building’s condition.
Hladick said the city has tried to tear the building down in the past and failed because of its historic status. But he hopes this time will be different.
I understand the historical significance of the old building, but sometimes one must let common sense dictate actions - if they can't afford to fix it up and keep it safe, then it's going to have to go.
It's a shame, but neglect eventually catches up where buildings are concerned.