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UTC's Frist Hall to be torn down

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NASHVILLE — A nearly 65-year-old building donated to UTC in 1985 by hospital giant HCA and named by the university after company co-founder Thomas F. Frist Sr. is coming down.

State Building Commission members approved the demolition of Frist Hall as part of an $800,000 parking improvement project.

It's partially aimed at addressing flooding issues at the site.

"The project approved by the State Building Commission was for renovations to an existing parking lot" with 286 spaces, said Chuck Cantrell, associate vice chancellor for communications and marketing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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