May 8, 2024 - News

Demolition begins on the state's Administration Building in downtown Raleigh

A building under construction in downtown Raleigh

Photo: Zachery Eanes/Axios

Demolition work is underway on the state government's Administration Building in downtown Raleigh, as the state prepares to build a new education campus at 116 W. Jones St.

Context: The state legislature earmarked around $400 million to build a new education campus on the site of the Administration Building, part of a larger effort to replace older state government buildings around downtown Raleigh.

  • The new education campus will be home to the UNC system, the N.C. Community Colleges System and the Department of Public Instruction.
  • Built in the 1960s, the Administration Building was home to governor's office staff and other executive branch agencies, which have had to find new offices amid demolition.

What's next: Construction is expected to begin on the education campus later this year, according to the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

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