BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- A well-known landmark that sat for years on U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs is being torn down on Friday.
A ceremony was held around 10 a.m. to begin the deconstruction of the massive ship. Crews say by the end of the day, it will all be just a pile of rubble.
A brand new, senior living development called Diamond Oaks Village will be built on the property.
Bonita Springs officials say it’s hard to see landmarks go, but in this case, it’s time.
“When you lose a landmark like this, it’s hard for everybody because it’s been here for so long. But the fact is, change is hard, but this is an important change for the city. This will bring new life, new faces in this area,” said Deputy Mayor Steve McIntosh.
Construction has already begun on the new development in the back of the property. It’s expected to be completed in 15 months.