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Published on Aug 6, 2012
A mole from within says the building is doomed to be condemned, and knocked down. In November, the building will be condemned, and evacuated prior to that, as the roof is on the verge of caving in (as seen in the beginning, it's not all too good looking), as well as needing at least $400,000 in fire system improvements. Needless to say, the costs are too great. The roof would cost $100,000 to simply withstand a few inches of snow, about $10,000 now, just to keep it from falling in currently. With this said, about 2 months before moving out, it was time to take a couple tribute rides on "Jumbo", the GIGANTIC B&A Traction Elevator, in City Hall, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Rides as well as it usually does, hit-and-miss pre-door action, and possibly, the last time it'll ever be ridden for YouTube.
There might be an outside chance a developer may redo the building, but all that's salvageable are the exterior walls. It's been deemed too far gone, historic-wise, after being butchered up severely in 1904, after it had it's first roof collapse. I don't think a collapse will be catastrophic, but repairs are way too costly. City Hall will have a newly remodeled building to call home, when all is done.