WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed December 18, 2013
Iconic U of L Silos Near I-65 to Be Torn Down
A row of towering concrete silos bearing the name and mascot of the University of Louisville is destined for the wrecking ball.
If you’ve ever driven on I-65 into Louisville, you’ve surely seen the row of 11 concrete silos that sit right off the interstate. The silos have been an area landmark for 94 years, but the Courier-Journal reports University of Louisville officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million for the property that borders the school’s Belknap Campus.
The silos will be torn down and replaced with classrooms and academic facilities. A master plan developed by U of L calls for the property just north of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium to be used for unspecified academic or research purposes.
The 15-acre parcel of land where the silos sit became available for purchase when the company that owned it shut down an industrial plant in January.