Former Forest Park Hospital being demolished

ST. LOUIS - The wrecking ball is swinging at the former Forest Park Hospital.

The buildings and the 13.5 acres they sit on were purchased by the Saint Louis Zoo for expansion. Demolition at the site started last fall and has finally moved to the former hospital's main building.

Special effort is being made to safely remove all hazardous materials.

A zoo spokesperson tells us the demolition project is right on schedule.


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