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Time-lapse video shows demolition of BYU's Widtsoe Building

A time-lapse video posted to Vimeo on Wednesday captures the demolition of BYU's Widtsoe Building.
A time-lapse video posted to Vimeo on Wednesday captures the demolition of BYU's Widtsoe Building.
HBLL Production Unit

The recent demolition of the John A. Widtsoe Building at Brigham Young University was captured in a time-lapse video posted to Vimeo on Wednesday.

The video, created by the Harold B. Lee Library Production Unit, shows the demolition of the nine-story building from start to finish. The transformation took place from May 21 to June 5, through rain and sunshine.

The Widtsoe Building was completed in 1968, according to byu.edu, and housed the College of Life Sciences until the new Life Sciences Building was completed in 2014. It was named after John A. Widtsoe, BYU's first PhD-prepared professor, who later became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Digital Universe at BYU reports that the university plans to landscape the space left by the building and add sidewalks to connect the rest of campus with the new Life Sciences Building to the south.

Click here to view the video on a mobile device.

Widtsoe Demolition Timelapse from HBLL Production on Vimeo.

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