Demolition begins for flood-damaged building at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Crews have begun tearing down a flood-damaged historic building at the University of Iowa.

KCRG-TV reports ( ) the demolition of Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City began Monday morning with a wrecking ball striking the building. Officials say the demolition will be completed by the end of the year.

The Hancher Auditorium originally opened in 1972 as part of the Hancher-Voxman-Clapp complex. It was damaged during flooding in 2008.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is helping replace the building with a nearby structure that’s scheduled to open in 2015. The site of the old Hancher building will become green space.


Information from: KCRG-TV,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s