The demolition of the 50-year-old Smith-Kirkley Hall begins today, according to SHSU:
The contractor will begin the tear down of the Kirkley building (North section) on Saturday, June 30, 2012. This will create additional traffic including large trucks along Avenue J between 16th and 17th streets. Drivers may want to avoid this area if possible however the parking along Avenue J will not be closed off.
The project began on May 29, 2012 with anticipated project completion by September 4, 2012. Critical demolition and material haul off is expected to be completed by August 25, 2012.