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Burial begins for Austin Peay hall

Published (Volume 76, No. 30)

Credit: Matthew Maxey
Credit: Matthew Maxey

Austin Peay Residence Hall is in the process of being ‘laid to rest’ on the UTM farm.

Gulf Service Contracting of Mobile, Ala. began the process of tearing down the residence hall during the week of April 6.

Now, half the building stands, while the other half lies as a wounded pile of rubble.

The contracting service’s responsibilities do not end with tearing down the building. They are also responsible for hauling off the debris and filling in the basement.

The debris is being hauled to the farm and then buried. On Thursday, two trackhoes were at the farm digging holes for the debris to be placed.

Director of housing, Earl Wright, has said in previous meetings with residences that the contractors have 90 days to complete the project. If the contract is upheld, the next phase of the housing project should begin the week of July 1.

TLM of Jackson and Evans Taylor Foster Childress Architects of Memphis are designing the new UTM apartment complex, which is yet to be named. A full-scale furnished model of a living room, kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom is displayed for students to view in the Boling University Center.

For more information about the demolition project, contact Earl Wright at the office of Housing at ewright@utm.edu or Ext. 7733.