Today's image is titled . This shot focuses on scaffolding climbing the north face of one of the dorm's towers, as seen from West Johnson Street. It is one of nearly a score in a article recalling the onetime regime of in loco parentis on campus, a reminder of a previous era that largely predated Ogg Hall. She subsequently takes a look at the building's demolition, looking at its progress from both the north and south sides. Goff writes:
I took a series of photos from the West Johnson Street side of the Ogg Hall complex, but few of them showed much destruction. Curtains fluttering out of windows in now-vacant rooms were one of the few signs of neglect and abandonment.
Then, I walked around to the West Dayton Street side of the complex to take a few more photos and encountered a friendly construction worker. At first, we talked through the chain link fence. He told me that there would be no exciting implosion: Verboten. Likewise, there would be no giant cranes swinging giant balls into the buildings to knock them down: Verboten. Instead, the demolition crew would use jackhammers and start their work on the top floors. Instead of a quick or dramatic death, Ogg Hall would be whittled away from the top by jackhammers. Not much drama.
The destruction of the building is scheduled to be complete by late next spring.
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