Fort Jackson headquarters to be demolished
Mon, 11 May 2015 19:49:25 GMT —
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -- The Army plans to demolish the headquarters building at Fort Jackson outside Columbia.
The State newspaper
reported the building constructed in 1941 could be removed as early as October. There are no plans for a replacement yet.
The command staff is being moved to a newer building that has housed the non-commissioned officers' academy.
Plans call for an amphitheater and green space at the location of headquarters building.
The fort's deputy commander, Col. Mark Shade, said the Army wants to get rid of all World War II-era wooden buildings. Shade said such buildings are inefficient and don't meet current building codes. They also are heard to heat and cool.
Shade said the amphitheater and green space will be linked with the Basic Combat Training Museum across the street.