KEARNEY, Neb. — A residence hall that stood at UNK for more than 60 years is coming down.
Crews used an excavator to begin demolition of Conrad Hall on Tuesday. UNK said the demolition is expected to take two to three days to complete.
The former residence hall is the third of four buildings UNK is removing as part of its campus master plan. The former Luke & Jake’s Bar-B-Q restaurant and UNK’s east heating plant were previously torn down. The Otto C. Olsen building will be razed later this summer.
The east heating plant and Conrad Hall will be replaced by a green space that will extend the student union plaza and create an enhanced outdoor area for students living in the new fraternity and sorority housing scheduled to open in late 2022 or early 2023.