Spurred by seismic and other safety issues, demolition of the 1955 Granger High building began Wednesday in West Valley City.
Begun after asbestos removal, the demolition is expected to continue for the new few weeks, said Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley. Students took photographs and picked through bricks set aside as souvenirs as buildings began to come down Wednesday morning.
The new $70 million Granger High opened in August, loaded with technology. It has hundreds of computers, scattered in several computer labs with state-of-the-art projectors mounted in the ceilings, expansive hallways designed for safety and crowd control, and a well-appointed 1,500 seat auditorium.