The University of Iowa School of Art has been not been a coherent feature on campus for almost five years now, after the 2008 floods forced the school to split into two locations. Many major buildings were flooded, including the Art Building and Hancher/Voxman/Clapp facility.

Now, after years of negotiating funding issues with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and a much-debated site selection process, the final dream of a unified arts campus is at last on the horizon.

Parts of Hancher Auditorium, which has stood in its place on the West Side of campus for more than 40 years, came crumbling down Thursday as demolition on the university landmark began.

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