Purdue renovating University Hall, taking down Heavilon
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UNIVERSITY HALL GETTING UPDATES, HEAVILON HALL WILL COME DOWN
Purdue’s recent – read: Purdue’s Mitch Daniels-era – surge in enrollment had university trustees signing off on $56.6 million in campus renovations and millions more to rework what a recent, in-house study deemed out-of-date classrooms.
The changes include work on Purdue’s oldest building, University Hall, the eventual demolition of the problematic Heavilon Hall and a reshuffling of liberal arts spaces on campus.
Among the highlights, approved Friday by trustees:
University, Beering and Stanley Coulter halls: Purdue will spend $46.6 million – $10 million of that coming from donors – on the complete renovation of University Hall, along with partial renovations of Beering Hall and Stanley Coulter Hall.
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