When the New Jersey College for Women was founded in New Brunswick, N.J., in 1918, banks would not loan money for large dormitories, in case the college failed. But they would loan money for many small residential buildings that resembled homes. And so the Douglass College dormitories were built.
Now, 93 years later, the buildings no longer meet building code requirements, so Rutgers made the choice to raze them during February, 2012.
This is raw footage of some of the spectacle.