OSU's Willham Hall coming down

Monday, January 24th 2005, 6:17 am
By: News On 6

Thousands of OSU students called Willham Hall home for 40 years, but now, it's coming down. Demolition crews took a wrecking ball to the building Monday in front of a crowd of former residents.

With cheers and a few tears, students said good-bye to a piece of Cowboy history.

Former resident Geneva Roch: "It was kinda shocking, it was really sad, but its okay, it's good to see it go, it needed to get down."

The old-style dorms are making way for more modern quarters that provide apartment-like living. Many students wanted the added privacy.

The new hall will keep the Willham name. It should be complete by August 2006.

You can watch the demolition process online through a live-web cam.