Code failures cited in controversial decision to demolish University of Maryland president?s home

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A divided Board of Public Works gave wrecking crews the green light to demolish the 55-year-old home of the president of the University of Maryland to make way for a new $7.2 million building that will serve as a residence and a location for large events.

January 11, 2012

A divided Board of Public Works gave wrecking crews the green light to demolish the 55-year-old home of the president of the University of Maryland to make way for a new $7.2 million building that will serve as a residence and a location for large events. Those in favor of the decision contended that the existing 1956 structure is obsolete, hadn't been renovated since 1991, and could not meet contemporary building or safety codes.

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