Demolition work at Rasche Hall continued on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
The residence hall for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets was built in 1894 and expanded in the 1950s. It closed this past summer as the first step in a plan to redesign the Upper Quad. Rasche and Brodie halls will be replaced with new buildings to house more than 1,000 cadets. In keeping with recent construction on campus, the design will incorporate sloping slate roofs with gable ends and Hokie Stone.
In addition, the Upper Quad plan includes a new corps leadership and military science building that will house the corps and ROTC staffs, the corps museum, the tailor shop, and the Rice Center for Leader Development. Lane Hall will be preserved and placed on the National Registry of Historic Sites.
Brodie Hall is schedule to be demolished in summer 2015. Brodie Hall's replacement is scheduled to be open in summer 2016.
Photos by Shay Barnhart.
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