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Saturday May 26th, 2012

Posted at 11:15am

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Demolition of former University of Windsor residence building Cody Hall entered its final stages Friday.

Jones Demolition continued to tear apart the structure lengthwise, carefully positioning their equipment primarily on the perimeter of the building as demolition progressed. Doors and shelves, lamps, corkboards, metal desks and other items came crashing down into the piles of rubble. On Friday morning excavators began removing the front of the building, tearing apart the double atriums.

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.

Take a look inside Abandoned Cody Hall in 2009

Jones Demolition had been working on the building since mid-March to remove asbestos and secure the site for demolition.

The University says that demolition and removal of debris should take abut four weeks. The site will be converted to a temporary parking lot to make up for lost parking space while the University’s new Parking Garage and Innovation Centre is constructed.

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