Demolition begins on Troy University’s Natatorium and Hamil Hall.

On Monday, a Troy University building that has been on campus for over fifty years went from being there in the morning to almost completely gone by the afternoon.

Crews began tearing down the McDowell Lee Natatorium Monday along with Hamil Hall.

Gardner Hall has already been completely razed. Crews are picking up the last pieces of Gardner while work continues on the Natatorium and Hamil.

This is part of an ongoing project that will see four buildings on campus torn down by the end of the summer.

McCartha Hall is next on the list of buildings. Work will begin on McCartha after demolition is finished on the Natatorium and Hamil.

Director of TROY’s Physical Plant Mark Salmon says a lot of consideration went into the decision to tear down these buildings.

“When we take a look at the the buildings itself, we look at their age, we take a look at the life cycle of the buildings, we also take a look at what is the new the cost of renovating these facilities,” says Salmon. “All of those go into an effort to balance out and make the best financial decision.”

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