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Posted on Wed, May 22, 2013 : 1:49 p.m.

Video: Watch the demolition of blighted homes on Ann Arbor's North Main Street

By Melanie Maxwell

Six blighted houses along North Main Street in Ann Arbor will be demolished by the end of the week.

Three of the six houses facing the wrecking ball were demolished by noon Wednesday and the remaining three are expected to come down by the end of the week.

The city of Ann Arbor is demolishing the blighted structures, which the city deemed dangerous, following the failure of the Near North affordable housing development.

Melanie Maxwell is a staff photographer for



Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 2:54 p.m.

Remember cibachrome, this material has been standing over many years with infestation, unknown chemicals and general rot. Re-using the materials would be disastrous for someone down the line. Unpractical to re-use this garbage and risk anyone's health.


Tue, Jun 4, 2013 : 2:57 p.m.

Except for the bricks and it would be interesting to get those fancy roof brackets.!!

Terry Reilly

Thu, May 23, 2013 : 12:07 p.m.

Good deal. No one will miss these eyesores.

An Arborigine

Wed, May 22, 2013 : 8:40 p.m.

Our tax dollars at work, when state money could/should have been used, had competent city management requested it prior to the availability deadline.


Wed, May 22, 2013 : 6:02 p.m.

Could the 30 year house building project benefit from any of the materials being taken away from these sites?

Ryan J. Stanton

Wed, May 22, 2013 : 8:19 p.m.

I suppose it could theoretically!