Local University Construction

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It may look like one big moving day, but it's not.

Troy University is putting pieces of furniture out for the public to buy, in order to tear down one of its college dorms.

Dill Hall was built in 1959, and held 175 students. However, by the end of 2008, it will be the site of the new College of Education.

"It's going to be a hallmark and of course education is a big part of our heritage here at Troy University. We began with Troy Normal School. So, we're excited about a lot of different things that are occurring here," says Vice Chancellor Douglas Patterson.

Right now, the College of Education is housed in McCartha Hall on the Bibb Graves Quad.

But tearing down this hall is actually a part of a larger plan. In fact, it's called "Vision 2010".

The plan includes completing the new dorm buildings, the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and eventually tearing down McCartha Hall.

"We are very excited. We're going through a significant period of growth here at the University and all of these buildings will help us accommodate that growth and we have more plans as well," says Patterson.

The College of Education building will cost about $13 million dollars.

The new dormitories will run about $22 million and the new bookstore is expected to be about $2.5 million dollars.

The completion of the Barnes and Noble Bookstore and the new dorm locals call "Trojan Village", are expected to be completed by next fall.

The furniture out of Dill Hall will be sold Thursday and Friday starting at 9AM. It’s first come, first serve.

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