Implosion Date Set for Evansville's 420 Main Building

Two buildings in downtown Evansville slated for demolition will be razed by November 21.

Posted: Aug 17, 2021 9:30 AM
Updated: Aug 17, 2021 6:26 PM

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has announced an anticipated implosion date on the now vacant 18-story tower in downtown Evansville, Indiana.

The 420 Main Building, once home to Old National Bank, will come tumbling down on Sunday, Nov. 21.

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In addition, Mayor Winnecke says the interior demolition of the Sycamore Building will begin this week, followed by the exterior demolition of that property in mid-to-late September.

The decision for the offical date comes after months of planning.

"These are big projects and they take a long time so you just don't decide hey we're going to tear something down, all kinds of financing has to be taken place," said Mayor Winnecke. "because this has incentives from the state that although has been approved, although the final paper work has to be executed so it just takes a long time but it's happening."

The mayor says construction fencing will soon be erected in the area, with informational meetings for downtown business owners and residents also scheduled to take place prior to the implosion of the 420 Main Street building.

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