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The City of Hartford has provided the owner of the H.B. Davis Building – aka The Butt Ugly Building – with a deadline to avoid eminent domain proceedings. If the deadline passes without a signature, city officials say they plan to take ownership and raze the structure, which is visible from both I-84 and I-91.

“This is a critically important project,” Mayor Pedro Segarra said. “This is an economic development priority for a number of reasons. This is prime real estate that connects our Downtown with our neighborhoods.”

More photos of the building.