Higher education reporter Tim Post took some demolition pictures at the University of St. Thomas this morning. The wrecking ball is out for a full-force demolition* because this is a space-clearing measure for new student buildings.
Post kindly sped this photo off to News Cut Headquarters. This slow-motion-smash in a single set is right here:
While Post is in the field working on other stories, we’ll check back with more details. Share your own in the comments – photos or first-hand knowledge especially welcome.
UPDATE 1:33 p.m. Post dropped me another line and provides this info from the UST news release:
Crews from Carl Bolander & Sons Co. will begin to demolish the 70-year-old building after 7 a.m. Thursday and expect the job will take about two weeks. Most of the remaining material – limestone and concrete – will be recycled and used at other construction sites.
That means two weeks of activity, so if you’re in the area and have your camera handy send us your photos!
*The News Cut Dictionary says: Demolition and deconstruction differ. Deconstruction preserves some structural or even design elements for a new use.