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McCracken Hall
Was driving around the fountain today and noticed the building was being demolished.
06-07-2017 05:21 PM
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RE: McCracken Hall
Only part of it is being demolished. The other half will be repurposed I believe.
06-07-2017 05:37 PM
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(06-07-2017 05:37 PM)ColinApocalypse Wrote:  Only part of it is being demolished. The other half will be repurposed I believe.

I wonder how they are going to do that. It look like a big chunk of the building had already been taken down by the wrecking ball.
06-07-2017 05:44 PM
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RE: McCracken Hall
Saw a blurb in the Faculty Newsletter that "new McCracken" built in 1970 as a five story addition will be demolished this year and "old McCracken" will be demolished next year. I have heard that "old M" has serious toxic issues from the old paper plant in the basement. That may have affected how the two buildings can be demolished.
06-07-2017 06:14 PM
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RE: McCracken Hall
http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/inde...lishe.html

Mlive says that part of the building will remain, but other sources are saying it is a complete demolition. So I'm not really sure...

Edit: I guess Bronco68 answered that question.
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06-07-2017 06:15 PM
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Thank you for the link. Appreciate the information Bronco68.
06-07-2017 06:36 PM
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RE: McCracken Hall
(06-07-2017 05:21 PM)John52168 Wrote:  Was driving around the fountain today and noticed the building was being demolished.

Good!

Like so many of the other buildings in West Campus, it looked like it belonged in mid-century Eastern Europe. U-g-l-y!
06-08-2017 09:49 AM
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RE: McCracken Hall
Phil is gonna be pissed.
06-13-2017 06:43 PM
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So ready for that building to be gone. It's a monstrous building and really closes off that center campus area.
06-14-2017 09:19 AM
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RE: McCracken Hall
Article on demolition:

http://www.westernherald.com/news/articl...ce763e.htm

McCracken was not a architecturally appealing. I'm all for preservation but not if it is an eye sore.
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