This is a view on Saturday morning from the old building that was torn down on Broadway near Germania on Friday. ALTON - The old building next to Germania Coffee House on Broadway in Alton is down Saturday morning.

A worker is shown above surveying the remains on Friday. Stutz Excavating is the company in charge of the project. A Stutz Excavating manager said the remnants should be removed on Monday.

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The building demolition started Friday morning. Alton Mayor David Goins said late Friday he was glad the building was finally torn down.

"It will be a relief for everybody," he added. "It will be safer for everyone involved. It is a relief it is torn down."

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