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November 27, 2012

UT to appear on 'Extreme Bulldozer: Historic Building Demolition Edition'

A Knoxville university that tears down historic buildings as a hobby has been chosen to get a helping wrecking ball from the ABC-TV program "Extreme Bulldozer: Historic Building Demolition Edition." The University of Tennessee got a knock on its door this morning from the cast of the popular show. Over the next week, volunteers will help the university tear down several historic landmarks, including the Aconda Court building on Cumberland Avenue, and Temple Court, named for Judge Oliver Perry Temple. Also slated for demolition on the program are three Victorian houses on White Avenue. "We are so grateful to have been chosen for this honor," said Grant Dickie, UT's vice chancellor for destroying historic buildings. "We try to wipe out all the historic buildings we can. But sometimes it takes a village to help destroy a historic village."

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