Demolition of UI's Flood-Damaged Hancher Auditorium Begins Soon

May 13, 2013

UI leaders say they have spent approximately $1.9 million to provide climate control inside Hancher Auditorium. It was damaged by the 2008 floods, and will soon be demolished. The Federal Emergency Management Administration required that a minimum 45 degrees be maintained in the building during the past five years, requiring some 500,000 gallons of propane gas. UI officials say FEMA will pay 90 percent of the costs.
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The University of Iowa will soon begin demolishing its flood-damaged Hancher Auditorium. UI has shut-down the climate control that has been heating and cooling the building during the past five years.