BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The former State Farm building in downtown Bloomington will soon be demolished.
Back in March, it was assumed that the building would be sold to a private buyer. Now, the company says that deal fell through, and the building will be demolished. State Farm says the continued costs of maintaining the vacant building are too much.
The process will begin in a few months. The entire building will be demolished over a year. That will minimize the amount of damage to surrounding structures and will also limit disruptions to traffic in the area.
State Farm said it has already carefully removed and preserved all historical items from the building. They will eventually be on display at the corporate headquarters and other facilities.