Demolition day

MASON CITY, Iowa - It’s demolition day.  The east wing of the NIACC dorm is coming down, but no matter how they may look right now, for Adrine Monagi it’s her home.

“Food and the lab, I like the lab because I spend most of my time studying in the lab,” said Monagi.

But she’s more than happy to know she’ll be coming back to a brand new living space next year.  She’s hoping something new will bring more people to campus.

“I think its going to bring a lot of new students in and, yeah a lot of new students,” said Monagi.

Mike Cervantes, with Henkel Construction, is helping build this new facility.  He says he’s very excited for what’s it come.

“There is a lot more space, a lot more luxury items I would say.  There’s vanities, individual bathroom facilities, not everyone on the floor has to share,” said Cervantes.

Cervantes says right now the goal is to make sure they build something that the college and others in the community will be proud of for a long time.

“At this point turning over a product that the owners are going to be proud of and something they can showcase here in north Iowa,” said Cervantes.

Right now there are still students living in the old dorms.  There’s no word on when the rest of the dorms will be torn down.  The project is estimated to cost more than 25 million dollars.  Students are expected to start moving into the new dorms this fall.

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