Drexel to demolish business center, open time capsule

    The demolition today of Drexel University’s Matheson Hall will include a little blast from the past when attendees open a 1965 time capsule they found in the building’s foundation.

    Business faculty and students will be on hand to bid adieu to the building and make way for a new 12-story, 177,500 square-foot business center the university says will “change the face of Drexel and Market Street.”

    The buildining company president, business college dean, the dean’s advisory board and Mario the dragon will all take whacks at the building with sledgehammers as part of the demolition ceremony.

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