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Pierce Tower Demolition

In preparation for the demolition of Pierce Tower, scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 19, building activity is underway to remove existing materials, and to erect a construction fence that will surround the demolition site.

The campus community can expect the following:

--Routine interior abatement and removal of existing furniture and equipment from inside Pierce Tower.

--Demolition site fencing will begin to be erected on July 12.

--No impacts expected to traffic and pedestrians.

--Trucks will enter and leave the site from Greenwood Avenue.

--Visitors to campus may use the Ellis Avenue garage; signage is posted to direct vehicles.

--Work may be noisy at times.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.

An additional notice will be sent in early August to provide more detail on the building demolition.

For information, contact Eric Eichler, senior project manager, at 773.612.9858, or or David Culcasi, project manager, at 773.255.6046, or

Thank you for your patience throughout this project.