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Crews Start Demolition on Getchell Library on Nevada Campus

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Demolition crews started to tear down the old Getchell Library up at the University of Nevada Thursday after years of prepping and planning.

The Getchell Library opened in 1962, but has been closed since 2008 when the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center was completed.

University officials say the contents of a time capsule initially placed in the cornerstone of Getchell Library have been excavated and are now on display at the Knowledge Center.

Former students say the demolition is bittersweet.

"It's kind of sad, kind of emotional but exciting; I just remember so many memories in there studying and cramming for exams," says

The university plans to build a new student acheivement center at the site once demolition is finished.

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