Old Main towers temporarily removed

The spot where the two towers were removed from Old Main's roof.

LOGAN – Utah State University’s iconic building is missing a few pieces.

If you have been around campus during the last week or so you may have noticed that a few towers are missing from Old Main. Two spires on the building’s south wing have been temporarily removed as part of a reroofing process. USU’s director of planning design and construction Ben Berrett said the roof’s old wood shingles are being replaced by new composite shingles. Once that is done, he said, the towers will be put back in their spots.

“Those two little towers are deteriorating,” Berrett said. “So they’ll take them off and send them down to a shop to have them refurbished.”

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Berrett said this is the third and final phase of the project that started in the summer of 2015. Because of safety concerns, work has only taken place during summer months.

“There is enough traffic around there and enough crane work that we’ve just opted to just work on it in the summers only,” he said.

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The north wing and center section of Old Main have already been completed. The south wing is expected to be finished in time for fall semester.

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