Release Date: Aug. 31, 2009
ASU University Hall Implosion Delayed
The implosion of University Hall on the Angelo State University campus has been delayed until mid- or late October. The delay is the result of unforeseen issues in removing the asbestos in certain sections of the building.
Originally, the former residence hall was scheduled for implosion on Sept. 20. Once the new date is set, it will be announced publically.
University Hall, long known on campus as the Women’s High Rise, opened in 1968 at a cost of $4 million or $39.01 per square foot for the 103,883-square-foot building. The facility was vacated after the summer of 2004 because of the increasing maintenance costs. Three separate consultant studies showed that both renovation and/or conversion to another use were also cost prohibitive. The residence hall housed 490 students each semester during its life span.
A contract for the demolition was awarded to ARC Abatement Inc. of Garland earlier this year.