NIU Offering Live Video Stream of Dorm Demolition
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University is offering a live video feed of the ongoing demolition of a 51-year-old residence hall.
The stream offers viewers a wide shot of the scene at Douglas Hall so they can watch equipment and crews working to strategically dismantle the building. The goal is to salvage as many materials as possible by separating concrete and steel. NIU spokesman Paul Palian says about 80 percent of the building will be recycled.
He says some of the recycled materials will be used on a $4.5 million road expansion project to create a major east-west thoroughfare on campus.
Palian says interior demolition began last month and the building is expected to be gone at the end of March.
The Daily Chronicle reports the residence hall housed NIU students from 1963 until May.
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