City tears down dangerous buildings to make way for redevelopment

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ST.  LOUIS, MO(KTVI)-More than two dozen homes and buildings are being torn down in St. Louis and city leaders hope when they  come down so will crime. On Monday, crews began tearing down the derelict structures near the Ranken Technical College campus.

The demolition area is surrounded by Newstead Avenue to the west, West Finney Avenue to the south, Whittier Street to the east, and Cozens Avenue to the north.

The city says the buildings are dangerous, vacant, and have been condemned.  The hope the area can be revitalized now once the buildings area gone. Ranken has already committed nearly $10 million in redevelopment to the neighborhood.

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