OGDEN -- Weber State University's Promontory Tower now rests in pieces.
The former residence hall is now a relatively small pile of rubble on the ground where its 11 floors previously stood for 44 years.
Teary goodbyes were offered during the spring, with the building open to visitors for a formal farewell. Demolition officially began July 1, with most of the visible work taking place in the last two weeks.
"They chipped away at the top two floors using a crane," said Daniel Kilcrease, Weber State director of housing. "They slowly took down the top two floors, then used a claw to pull down the rest from the ground.
"There is still rubble on the ground, but to go from 11 stories tall to less than one story of rubble, it's basically gone."
Promontory Tower came down to make way for the third and final residence hall of Wildcat Village, to be complete by fall 2013. The new facility, 95 percent of which will stand in what was formerly PT's parking area, will have 137 beds, Kilcrease said. Promontory Tower had 168.
The first of the three, Residence Hall 1, opened last fall. The second, Stewart Wasatch Hall, opens next week.
Kilcrease said it was hard to see PT go.
"I worked and actually lived there, so I was sad to see it go," he said. "At the same time, we are extremely excited about our new residence hall's opening, and the opportunity for students who will live there."