Mayor William Hallenbeck declared that it was his observation that "the building is being taken down methodically." He said that the City cannot revoke permits without any clear facts and commented, "It could have been bulldozed in a lot less time."
Common Council president Don Moore said, "It would be nice to know if the house is going to be preserved." (One wonders how Moore is defining preserved.)
Alderman Cappy Pierro (Fifth Ward) shared his hope that "it turns out as well as the General Worth house."