According to news reports (begin skepticism now) this building, known to locals as "The Chateau" at Brooklyn and Minnie in the Pendleton Heights neighborhood of Northeast KCMO, was in grave danger of collapse. So THE CITY issued a demo order, and demo began yesterday. Reports said that the inner floors had fallen through leaving unsupported walls to hold up the roof.
I don't know. Do you see floors, inner walls and a staircase, or is it just me? Personally, I've been inside far worse.
And if this National-Register-listed building was SOO dangerous, why is it that only ONE worker is wearing a hardhat?
To see what this building looked like just before demolition started, visit Hyperblogal's Blog.