It will take six million dollars to tear down old residence halls at Illinois State University. The Board of Trustees has approved spending that much on the decommissioning and demolition of the South Campus Residence Hall Complex. This includes the Hamilton-Whitten and Atkin-Colby residence halls and the Southside Dining Center. Those closed after the summer of 2012 because they lacked sprinkler systems which were cost prohibitive to install. The cost will pay for asbestos abatement, material salvage and redevelopment as campus green space. The board also approved another $750,000 to tear down Rambo House which was built in 1939 and has been vacant since 2005.
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