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Old downtown library being demolished, making way for hotel

The planned hotel will be eight stories tall. The developer says the architecture will blend with the rest of downtown. The planned hotel will be eight stories tall. The developer says the architecture will blend with the rest of downtown.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston's old library on Marion Square is gone.

The library's been closed for more than a decade, and a developer has plans for a hotel on the site.

But some preservationists wanted to save the building saying it was the first public building designed and built after desegregation. They launched a court fight in 2007.

Last year the state supreme court gave the go-ahead to tear down the building.

The planned hotel will be eight stories tall. The developer says the architecture will blend with the rest of downtown.

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