UW officials vote to demolish historic reactor building

SEATTLE (AP) _ The University of Washington has approved plans to tear down a historic building that used to house a nuclear reactor in order to replace it with a new computer-science building.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/20Qode7 ) that the UW Board of Regents on Thursday approved a site plan that removes More Hall Annex.

University officials argue the old reactor building is ideal for the new computer-science building because it is across the street from the existing computer science program.

The More Hall Annex is listed on the Washington Heritage Register and the National Register of Historic Places. The reactor was built in 1961 and used for three decades for teaching and research.