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Around 5.4 million people have died from violence and conflict-related hunger and disease in the past decade in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC. There will be no wrecking ball and no demolished building at the Prairie Art Gallery site.

That's because city council has revoked its June decision to knock down the gallery and has voted unanimously to start detailed design for restoration.

"We are very pleased," said Robert Steven, executive director and curator of the gallery.

The building, built in 1929 and later renovated in 1985, had its roof partially collapse in 2007. Since then, the fate of the building has been up in the air.