Tech's Norris Hall Officially Reopens

June 18, 2007

Tech's Norris Hall, where a majority of students and staff were killed during the April 16th shooting rampage, officially re-opened Monday.

There's limited use of Norris Hall as workers continue to refurbish it. Only about 10 out of some 50 graduates have been able to restart their lab work according to Ishwar Puri, the head of the engineering science and mechanics department.

Their research had been stalled by the closing of Norris Hall after the shootings. Classrooms on the second floor, where Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho killed most of his victims, will never be used again.

Security guards have been posted at the building and access is limited to daytime hours for now. Tech officials say the decided to reopen the building because sophisticated laboratory equipment could not be moved.

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