The question did say repair as well, I see you conveniently didn't answer that part of the question.
I don't support the building coming down. As I've stated before, I'm all for the DEGC letting developers take a look at it. They don't have anything to lose. But I understand where the DEGC is coming from on this one. Having a building, owned by the City, with pipes hanging out of windows and trees growing in and out of it, makes it that much more difficult to market downtown. If you are a developer with no interest in the Lafayette Building or its preservation. Why in the world would you want to do business around it? The BC had the benefit of the Federal Government providing some upkeep while they were using the building back in the 90's. The Lafayette is too far gone to simply hold on to. If someone is ready to try to rehab the building and use it, fine,if not, reality has to take over.