One year ago today, demolition began at Broadcast House on Constitution Plaza, the former home of WFSB-TV, Channel 3, in downtown Hartford.
Lots of people are wondering what will happen to the hole in the ground that remains. Will it become a parking lot, like so many other prime parcels in the capital city?
Abul Islam, the owner of AI Engineering in Middletown, bought the property and tore down the 1960s-era building with the dream of opening an ultra-high-tech, green office tower about a dozen stories high, for his firm and others yet to commit.
Meanwhile, people have asked Islam whether he's willing to let them use the site as a parking lot, he said at a forum Wednesday night at the Hartford Public Library, on innovation and technology in Hartford.
His indignant answer: No way!
So Islam waits and hopes for enough tenants to finance his $45 million project.
Reprinted with permission of the Hartford Courant.
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