Another University of Minnesota building bites the dust

Norris Hall on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus is the latest building to be torn under the U’s master plan.

The building has sat empty since 2010.  The U studied reusing the building, but officials say the cost of renovation was too high.

They also say Norris was penned in by other buildings, leaving it with little parking and no place to expand.

The site will be turned into green space, giving pedestrians and bicyclists another route to East River Parkway.