04/16/2012 08:33 am ET

Way Too Many Derelict Buildings, Nowhere Near Enough Cash To Raze Them

By Chastity Pratt Dawsey and Kristi Tanner

A month after he was elected mayor, Dave Bing promised to make demolishing abandoned buildings around schools a top priority.

Dangerous buildings near schools represent 17% of the 4,205 structures the city has demolished in the nearly three years since Bing's announcement.

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