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The continuing demolition of the ECM building reveals the interior of the 75-year-old structure. [RUSS COREY/TIMESDAILY]

FLORENCE — The demolition of the Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital building appears to be coming to a close as a Nashville, Tennessee, demolition firm has demolished the bulk of the main building and adjacent structures.

Renascent Inc. is tearing down the remainder of the main building and the recognizable cylindrical building on West Alabama Street has been reduced to rubble. The hospital's concrete parking deck is being crushed into gravel by on on-site rock crusher.

Water is being sprayed on the building while a large track hoe continues to bring down pieces of the 75-year-old structure.

Once the demolition is completed, the property will become a "greenfield" zoned for residential development.

The demolition began in March.

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