Indiana State University has received state approval to go ahead with the demolition of two 15-story former residence halls.
The State Budget Committee endorsed the $4 million project on Wednesday, clearing the way for university officials to have the Statesman Towers torn down.
Indiana State vice president Diann McKee tells the Tribune-Star that several months of salvage work will be needed before the buildings are demolished around year's end.
The towers were built in the 1960s as residence halls and later were converted to academic classrooms for the colleges of education and business. Those departments have since moved to other buildings, and university officials determined the towers are expensive to maintain and aren't energy efficient.
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