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Photo Gallery: Down goes the Memorial Stadium press box

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Construction crews tear down the press box on the west side of David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium in photos taken on Jan. 4, 2024. [R1S1 Sports photos]

Demolition work at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium has been intense throughout the past several weeks, with the longtime home of KU football looking different seemingly every day.

Giant trucks and machines have torn out the north bowl completely and the west bleachers have been eliminated, as well.

That paved the way for work to start on the press box and suites this week and it's incredible to see just how quickly such a monstrous feature and longtime part of the campus landscape can come down.

The new press box and 36 luxury suites opened in 1999, and here, nearly 25 years later, they've been reduced to rubble. What a story they told. What sights they witness — good and bad.

Here's a look back at the early stages of the demolition at the base of Campanile hill from a couple weeks ago.

And here's a quick look at the latest progress of the university's Gateway District Project, which is scheduled to include a new state-of-the-art football stadium in time for the 2025 Kansas football season.

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