A controversial Torrevieja building, nicknamed La Ballena (The Whale), could be set for demolition, after lying empty since 2006. Last year a homeless man started a blaze in the building on Calle Pedro Lorca in the La Punta area of the city, and the block has been the subject of numerous complaints from local residents, as well calls from action the Green Party, who now hold the Torrevieja mayoralty. The Informacion newspaper reports that the council is now preparing to publish a tender for the demolition of the building.