As part of the continuing work on the Medical Campus Master Plan
, demolition of Wherry Hall began on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Heavy equipment began tearing down the structure at the top of the southwest corner of the building, a process that will continue eastward toward Eden Avenue until the entire building is down.
Wherry Hall, the former home to the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, will be completely knocked down in about a month. Removal of the debris will take additional time, as it is being sorted by type to be recycled. Debris removal is expected to be completed by the end of March.
The Wherry Hall demolition project is part of a larger Medical Campus Master Plan. The Winkle College of Pharmacy has moved into the renovated Kowalewski Hall and Medical Sciences Building (MSB), the Radiation Safety Office has relocated to the MSB and a new parking lot has been created with an entrance off Shields Street by the Kettering Lab Complex.
The new Health Sciences Building is being built on the closed Lot 13 parking lot, to the west of Kowalewski Hall and south of Kettering and will become the new home of the College of Allied Health Sciences. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22, and the building is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018.