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Sunday March 25th, 2012

Posted at 1:15pm

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Pre-demolition work has started at one of the University of Windsor’s original buildings, Cody Hall.

Built 51 years ago, around the time UWindsor was given its “University” status, Cody Hall will be demolished in May after the University’s Board of Governors voted last June to convert the abandoned structure into green space.

In 2009, we profiled the interior of the building as it sat unused for years (check out photos from the crumbling interior here).

Built in 1961 in the “mid century modern” style, and designed by renowned Windsor architectural firm Johnson and McWhinnie, Cody Hall had fallen into severe disrepair after being discontinued from an operating dorm facility in 2005.

Jones Demolition has commenced work on the site to remove asbestos and secure the building for demolition.

The University plans to minimize disruption to students by demolishing the building after the Winter 2012 semester.

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