A year ago, 463 pounds of explosives safely brought down Warren Hall, a 13-story building on the campus of California State University, East Bay in Hayward. Nearby stands the nearly completed concrete core for the five-story, 66,000-square-foot replacement building.
When complete in August 2015, the new state-of-the-art, LEED Silver building will contain offices and other administrative support space. It will be an attractive landmark with features including metal ceilings, stainless steel wall panels and terrazzo flooring. The precast concrete/composite metal panel structure will also meet current seismic codes, unlike its predecessor building, which was constructed in 1971. (See a short time-lapse video of the implosion here.)