Demolition Makes Forest Park Hospital Look Even Creepier [Photos]
The zoo bought the thirteen acre site in October 2012 to pave the way for the expansion. The zoo's plans stretch 30 years into the future, starting with a parking garage to open this summer and eventually culminating in expanded animal habitats, a zoo-themed restaurant and hotel and even an over-the-highway gondola.
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Crews started demolishing the hospital in January. The south wing, the main hospital and the central utility plant are slated to be torn down by June.