• Beth & Tim Manners

Delaware to Demolish Christiana Towers

Updated: Sep 20, 2019

Delaware Online: “The University of Delaware has announced it will be closing both 17-story Christiana Towers residence halls at the end of the 2018-19 school year, several years earlier than expected. The plan had been to shutter the nearly 50-year-old Towers in 2023-24, after building a new residence hall. While the Towers were considered fairly innovative when they first opened in 1972, they are now a drain on resources and require heavy maintenance, university officials have said.”


“Closing them now may save money, but also creates a housing shortage. The Towers were still an option when students filled out their applications for 2019-20 housing, and many indicated a preference for apartment-style living. Students that can no longer be accommodated in remaining on-campus apartments have been notified they will have to live elsewhere, according to an announcement on UDaily, the university’s online news service.”


“The university plans on eventually demolishing the Towers, putting an end to an era and destroying one of UD’s most recognizable landmarks. On Facebook, hundreds of students and alumni shared stories about living there, as well of pictures of their apartments.”

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