LSU Library Targeted for Demolition

BATON ROUGE - LSU officials are considering a plan to demolish the crumbling and architecturally mismatched Middleton Library in order to return the campus' iconic Quadrangle to its original state by creating a courtyard park.

Members of the LSU Board of Supervisors voiced their excitement Friday after receiving a presentation regarding the 10-year plan to redesign the Baton Rouge campus.

Officials will not make a final decision on the library's fate until the summer, when the plan is presented with a timeline and budget.

As part of the proposal, the library would be relocated and Lockett Hall would be torn down and replaced with a green space.

Middleton Library, which opened in 1958, has had problems with a leaky roof and a faulty heating system.

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