Pierce dorm demo making way for Gang design

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL
Assistant to the Editor

Demolition on the now-closed University of Chicago dorm, Pierce Hall, 5514 S. University Ave., will continue through mid-December of this year, according to the school’s News Director, Jeremy Manier.

Demolition to prepare for the $148 million project that will take it’s place— a dining hall and residence housing around 800 students — began in mid-August and a wrecking ball was first used Sept. 17, Manier added in a Thursday e-mail to the Herald.

The development, designed by Jeanne Gang’s Studio Gang Architects, is slated to open in 2016.

j.bishku@hpherald.com