Ali RosenJun 29, 2016, 9:45 am

Remainder of Suffern landmark to be demolished, replaced by luxury apartment building

Crews will slowly trim Hotel Lafayette as it may collapse because of unstable brick and wooden construction

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The final hours are approaching for an historic landmark in Suffern. The remaining parts of Hotel Lafayette, built in 1933, will be demolished Thursday.

According to reports, crews plan to use an ultra-high demolition excavator to trim away at the building piece by piece. Although crews plan to work slowly on the final part, the owner of the construction company fears the building may collapse because of its unstable brick and wooden construction.

While the final demolition takes place, Suffern Police will be blocking off Orange Avenue between Lafayette and Chestnut streets for two hours beginning at 5:30 a.m. Thursday

The future of the spot on Orange Avenue will soon be a five-story luxury apartment building with 90, one and two bedroom apartments.

The demolition project began in early May and reports indicate cleanup will be expected through the end of July.

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