Bringing down the house

Bringing down the house

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Demolition of the old Hancher Auditorium begins
Wrecking ball striking a concrete panelA wrecking ball smashes into the facade of Hancher Auditorium Monday morning, Sept. 23rd. Photos by Bill Adams and video by Eric Lightner.

Dozens of Hancher patrons, members of the media, and other curious spectators gathered Monday—with a mixture of nostalgia for the past and excitement for the future—to watch the original Hancher Auditorium coming down.

It was a big day in the life of the new—and the old—Hancher facilities as construction crews initiated the project's single-largest concrete pour and a wrecking ball began dismantling the original Hancher auditorium.

See the images below to catch a glimpse of the process, or to watch a video, visit here.

To read related stories, see Work on new, old Hancher facilities begins in earnest Monday and Iconic and user friendly: For new Hancher building, form will follow function.


Bill Adams, University Communication and Marketing, 319-384-0052


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