A Start: University breaks ground on new College of Business

Texas Tech officials celebrated the long-delayed construction of a new, $70 million business college Friday with a groundbreaking ceremony.

The 147,500-square-foot Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, slated to anchor the north entrance to campus, will replace an aging business building constructed in the 1960s.

"It's been a long time coming, but this building will become a tremendous addition to our campus," said Tech President Guy Bailey. "I think it'll be well worth the wait."

Plans for construction began more than five years ago, and after reviewing several proposed sites the university chose the area of Ninth Street and Flint Avenue near Dan Law Field.

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