McGaw Hall, the modernist building that houses English classrooms and practice rooms for DePaul University's School of Music will soon be erased from campus. According to DePaul's student newspaper, The DePaulia, demolition of McGaw Hall is set to begin tomorrow. Endearingly referred to as the "cheese grater" by DePaul students for its unique grated steel exterior, McGaw Hall was built in 1963 and originally belonged to the McCormick Theological Seminary. DePaul acquired the building in 1977. The demolition and construction of a new music school building was laid out in DePaul's 10-year master plan document that was published in 2009. DePaul tapped Antunovich Associates to illustrate the master plan, and conceptual renderings from 2009 offer an idea of what is planned for the site. DePaul students will certainly have grate expectations for the new building.
·McGaw Hall demolition to start this week [DePaulia]
·DePaul 2009-2019 master plan [DePaul]
·Previous DePaul coverage [Curbed Chicago]