The University of Nevada, Reno began exterior demolition of the former Noble H. Getchell Library Thursday, Dec. 19.
The Getchell building is located on the site of the new William N. Pennington Student Achievement Center. As the University considered options for the new Pennington Center, intense review and forethought went into the decision to take down Getchell, including the health risks of the building, cost to update the building and bring it up to code, and the vision to really connect the north and south part of campus better. The University is exploring ways to honor/recognize the Getchell name in the new facility.
Two large excavators, along with a crew of about 25 people, will work on the building's exterior demolition for the next month. Demolition of the Getchell building is scheduled to be complete by mid-January before the start of the spring semester.