Capers Hall to be demolished this year

As seen on WCSC – Live 5 News, by Summer Huechtker

The Citadel’s historic Capers Hall will soon be demolished and re-built.

Officials say this will be the first time an academic building is replaced at the college in 40 years.

A little over a year ago, the Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review denied the demolition.

The school then filed an appeal with Charleston county saying that denying the demolition is a disadvantage to the students and teachers inside.

Citadel Vice President of Communications and Marketing Colonel John Dorrian says they have since discussed the need for the new building with the city and it was approved.

Dorrian says Capers Hall is the largest academic building on campus and about 75% of cadets take classes there. He says it was built in the early 1950′s and received some additions in the 70′s.

Capers Hall will be demolished starting in June because Dorrian says the building is not conducive to modern technology and teaching methods.

The Citadel’s historic Capers Hall will soon be demolished and re-built.

Officials say this will be the first time an academic building is replaced at the college in 40 years.

A little over a year ago, the Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review denied the demolition.

The school then filed an appeal with Charleston county saying that denying the demolition is a disadvantage to the students and teachers inside.

Citadel Vice President of Communications and Marketing Colonel John Dorrian says they have since discussed the need for the new building with the city and it was approved.

Dorrian says Capers Hall is the largest academic building on campus and about 75% of cadets take classes there. He says it was built in the early 1950′s and received some additions in the 70′s.

Capers Hall will be demolished starting in June because Dorrian says the building is not conducive to modern technology and teaching methods.

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