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A Final Look at the Demolition of DePaul's McGaw Hall

This modernist building on DePaul's campus is history

The demolition of McGaw Hall on DePaul's Lincoln Park campus is in full swing as excavators tear the modernist building into shreds of metal and concrete. Photographer Martin Gonzalez swung by the site early last week to get a look of the work as it started. Known as the "cheese grater" to DePaul students for its crisscrossing grated steel exterior design, the building is being demolished to make way for a new brick and glass building from Antunovich Associates that will house the university's music school. The building dates back to 1963 when it was used by the McCormick Theological Seminary. DePaul purchased the building in 1977 and has used it for classrooms and practice rooms for the music school since.

·Demolition to Begin on DePaul's Modernist McGaw Hall [Curbed Chicago]