By Katherine Long
The nuclear age is losing to the computer age.
More Hall Annex — a small concrete building on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus that once housed a nuclear reactor — happens to be sitting on the best location for the proposed new computer-science building, staffers say.
On Thursday, the UW Board of Regents approved a site plan that sacrifices the reactor building to make way for a second computer-science hall.
That’s bad new to those who sought to save More Hall Annex, which is considered a good example of the modern-era architectural style known as Brutalism, and is listed on the Washington Heritage Register and the National Register of Historic Places. Many of those who objected to the plans urged the UW to preserve the little building, and instead build on a site next to the UW Club.