Pickard Hall, Fixture of MU's Historic Quad, To Be Demolished | KBIA

Pickard Hall, Fixture of MU's Historic Quad, To Be Demolished

Nov 14, 2019

MU officials announced on Thursday their decision to demolish Pickard Hall following a decade of thwarted attempts to clean up the building's radioactive contamination.

Work to raze the building will begin as soon as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves MU's plan, submitted last week, university officials told the Missourian in an interview prior to their announcement. They estimate the demolition will cost $12 million and take two years to complete.

You can read more about the building's history and the complex predicaments facing it in an in-depth piece from our partners at the Columbia Missourian.