A social media post on the City of Youngstown's Facebook page announced Monday night that the historic Realty Tower will be demolished.

The note, posted only to social media from Mayor Jamael Tito Brown, reads:

City Officials met with the building owners of Realty Tower this afternoon. After their consultation with several engineers who expressed significant concerns regarding the ability to safely stabilize the building, the owner's plan is to demolish Realty Tower. We will be meeting with them throughout the week to be briefed on the details of that process. While we are disappointed that such a prominent and historic downtown building cannot be saved, we are thankful to be moving forward with a resolution to safely get residents home and downtown businesses open. 

First Ward councilman Julius Oliver told 21 News he is still working to find ways to save the building despite the owners of the building – Greenheart Companies – saying they plan to tear it down. 

The Realty Tower explosion happened on May 28, blowing out the bottom floors and the elevator shaft of the building.

An engineer's report paid for by the city showed the building to have severe structural damage.