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Bowling Green State University will tear down its administration building

March 15, 2021
Officials say the facility, built in 1961, blocks what would be the normal entrance to the Bowling Green, Ohio, campus.

Trustees at Bowling Green State University have approved demolition of the school's Administration Building.

The Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune reports that the building site is expected to become the new entrance to the Bowling Green, Ohio, campus.

“In my mind it’s that final step to make sure that the city and the university are connected and reconnected, because that is the gateway that connects us to the City of Bowling Green, physically," says University President Rodney Rogers.

Demolition is expected to begin late this year and be finished in fall 2022.

The building was constructed in 1961.

The estimated total cost of demolition is $1.9 million.

Rogers already envisions commencements and other events happening there.

“In some ways it blocks the normal entrance to campus," he says. "Originally, when the university was designed, that was open, and cars would drive right into the quadrangle. Now we aren’t going to have cars driving in, but it is kind of a throwback to how the campus was originally designed."

Rogers says that it has been many years since the president’s office was in the building, but it does house some administrative offices

Back office operations that don’t need to be right on campus will  move to the Huntington Building.

The Huntington Building is a 35,000-square-foot facility in the university's Research Enterprise Park that was donated to the university by Huntington Bank in May 2009.

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