Construction Watch: University of Virginia demolishes University Hall

By: | June 7, 2019
University of Virginia began dismantling its former campus arena, which closed permanently in 2015, in January. As part of a controlled demolition, the building imploded in late May to make room for new natural grass practice fields.University of Virginia began dismantling its former campus arena, which closed permanently in 2015, in January. As part of a controlled demolition, the building imploded in late May to make room for new natural grass practice fields.

University Hall, University of Virginia’s former campus arena that had served as host to countless sporting events between its opening in 1965 and closure in 2015, was imploded May 25. Taking its place will be new natural grass practice fields. The John Paul Jones Arena, which opened in summer 2006, now serves the basketball programs and the athletics department, as well as the university and the central Virginia community. Read more.

In other construction news:

Kellogg Community College in Michigan announced that construction has begun on a $333,000 campus improvement project that will enhance the city entrance on Battle Creek’s north side. Read more.

Colby College in Maine will start construction this summer on a 53-room hotel as part of the school’s planned $75 million investment to revitalize downtown Waterville. Read more.