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The Ohio State University's Lantern Newspaper Reports Start of Demolition

  • NOVEMBER 22, 2011
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Photo by Michael Perriat / Asst. Sports Editor, The Lantern, Demolition is performed on Boyd Hall November 15, 2011. Photo by Michael Perriat / Asst. Sports Editor, The Lantern, Demolition is performed on Boyd Hall November 15, 2011.

Last week, a project that M+A Architects has been working on began construction at the main campus of the Ohio State University with the demolition of Boyd Hall.  The Ohio State University's student newspaper, The Lantern, was there to record the changes starting to happen,

"Boyd Laboratory, built 78 years ago, is gone."

Boyd is one of four buildings that are being torn down to make way for the new $126 million, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC) to be built on the site.  The new building will support more intensive research by students and faculty with great laboratory space and environmental stability.

M+A has been working with the university to salvage some items from the four buildings to be used elsewhere on campus and to prepare the site as needed for the new building.  Demolition of the second building, Johnston Laboratory, started at the end of last week and will continue until tomorrow, November 23 when construction crews will take a break for  finals on campus.

"We're taking off for the quiet time before finals and all of finals week," said Brendan Flaherty, the construction manager for Ohio State's Facilities Operations and Development.  Afterwards, demolition will again continue on December 12 with students gone for winter break.  The two other buildings, Aviation and Haskett Halls will then be demolished.  Demolition is scheduled to be completed by May 8, 2012 so that construction of the CBEC can begin in the summer.

For the article as seen in The Lantern click here.

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