"Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd)--who said she reluctantly sought an emergency order to raze the decaying building when bricks from atop the structure came crashing down--has moved to hold off demolition until July 19, the date of a building court hearing against the Forum. In theory, the delay would allow developer Bernard Loyd to complete purchase of the Forum and erect protective scaffolding until a reuse plan to put together. The hitch: other sources said the building's owner, Hayel Sweis, has frequently entertained selling the building--and allegedly sought as much as $1 million for it--only to pull away at the last minute for reasons unknown."
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