COURTESY LOONEY RICKS KISS - KATIE NICHOLS

The developer originally planned to tear down the building and keep the parking structure but learned that the hotel consists of concrete construction and the current office building is made of steel. In order to keep the existing parking structure, the concrete frame of the hotel must remain intact. "[The structural engineer] said you can can't tear the hotel building down and keep the structural integrity of the garage," Groveman said.

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