WKU’s Bemis-Lawrence Hall comes down

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bemis-Lawrence Hall on Western Kentucky University’s campus is coming down.

Demolition started this morning, and a crowd was there to watch it happen.

Crews were out at 9 a.m. to start the tear down of the 52-year-old building. It’s one of several demolition projects taking place on WKU’s campus in order to make room for the First Year Village, which will feature new housing.

Donuts were provided to the many spectators who were watching the former residence hall start to come down.

“You don’t see this everyday, so why not celebrate the renewal of campus?” said Charley Pride, the Director of Student Activities at WKU.

The demolition of Bemis Hall is expected to be completed within 90 days.

“The thing looks like a dragon, so it kind of looks like its eating the building, that’s cool,” said Freddy Straubs, WKU student.