By Knute Berger

For nearly a decade, students and faculty at University of Washington, as well as Seattle preservationists, have fought to protect the More Hall annex — also known as the “Nuke Building.” The structure once housed a small “teaching reactor” on campus for nuclear engineers, and its isotopes helped pioneer nuclear medicine. It was uniquely designed by an amazing group of mid-century modern architects to daylight the “secret” process of nuclear power, and its history was considered important enough that it was able to jump through the considerable hoops to be added to the National Register of historic places.

All that, however, was erased by demolition on July 19.

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Tuesday's demolition of More Hall annex, UW's nuclear-reactor building. Photo by Docomomo WeWA.

Tuesday's demolition of More Hall annex, UW's nuclear-reactor building. Photo by Docomomo WeWA.