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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 am

The tan bricks that crumbled off of Texas A&M's G. Rollie White Coliseum marked the end of a campus landmark and the beginning of Kyle Field renovations.

A little before noon Monday, a construction vehicle begin to peel off the brick facade on the top floor of the 59-year-old gymnasium that housed A&M volleyball and the A&M Letterman's Association. The building was home to graduations, concerts and athletic events.

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3 comments:

  • Leroy1 posted at 4:21 pm on Tue, Aug 20, 2013.

    Leroy1 Posts: 3

    I tried to buy the 4 maroon marble columns in front of Golly Rolli's box office. I was told I couldn't because of the asbestos.

    The asbestos issue was non-sensical because the columns were outside, not an area where asbestos would be applied. Looking at the demo picyures, the contractor certainly isn't proceeding with the protocals associated with asbestos removal.

    Did someone get a sweetheart deal on the columns?

     
  • because posted at 10:50 am on Tue, Aug 20, 2013.

    because Posts: 314

    I wonder: Is the rebuilding of the office space and other facilities, needed after the demolition of the Rollie G. White building also included in 450 Mio renovation costs of the stadium. Who will pay for that? The Football program?

    BTW: this is not a rhetorical question, I really would like to know where these costs are accounted for.

     
  • Tim Lightfoot posted at 8:28 am on Tue, Aug 20, 2013.

    Tim Lightfoot Posts: 1 Staff

    Don't forget that some of the hardest hit folks in this demolition are the professionals that called G. Rollie White and Read buildings their academic/office home up until last month. While we all understand the memories that many have of these two buildings, for those of us that lived and worked there every day, it truly is like losing a member of the family that we'll also remember fondly.

     

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