BETTENDORF -- If you've driven near the recently abandoned (and hopefully soon-to-be-demolished) Lodge hotel recently, you may have noticed a strange sight on the Bavarian-themed building's roof area. Someone (or more than one) has managed to festoon the brown roof with a bunch of brightly colored paint.
Freelance drone photographer Darryl Cross sent his video drone up for a look this week, and captured some interesting footage of the graffiti.
Officials from Russell Construction - which recently signed on to a development agreement with the city of Bettendorf to demolish the Lodge and create a new mixed-use development on the site - said the vandalism occurred a couple weeks ago. Russell spokesperson Angela Bagby said there is now surveillance in place at the hotel.
Russell continues to work with city officials to develop a timeline for demolition, she added.