Park Avenue Building owner has until mid-Nov. to secure structure

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The owner of the Albert Kahn-designed Park Avenue Building in downtown has until mid-November to secure the structure, Curbed Detroit reports.  

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge ordered owner Ralph Sachs to hire a contractor to remove broken glass, board the building up, and remove graffiti and debris, Curbed says. The case remains pending before Judge Robert Colombo.  



Last month, Detroit filed a lawsuit against Sachs to have the historic structure torn down. The complaint described the beaux-arts style building as "the very definition of irreparable harm to the public," according to The Detroit News. A petition launched soon after asked the city to reconsider the move.



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