Nebraska’s fall semester, which started with the celestial spectacle of a total solar eclipse, is closing with one big bang.
At 9 a.m. Dec. 22, Cather and Pound residence halls on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s City Campus will be razed simultaneously via controlled implosion. The 13-story towers, which opened in 1963, are Nebraska’s first high-rise student housing facility.
The university community and public should be aware of the event as it will effectively shut down all access to a 16-square-block area around the two buildings from 6 a.m. to noon.
Updates on changes in the countdown status will be available online and through Nebraska’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.