Work delayed on new Purdue engineering hall

The start of construction has been delayed on a new Purdue University engineering building that won approval despite the objections of some nearby residents.

Purdue officials overseeing plans for the $38 million Wang Hall of Electrical and Computer Engineering had hoped to start construction in early May but now say a September start is likely.

Purdue Research Foundation CEO Joe Hornett tells the Journal & Courier that the delay comes from waiting to get state approval of a lease between the foundation and Purdue's engineering school on the project.

West Lafayette officials approved the four-story building last year despite residents saying the project was an intrusion by Purdue into their neighborhood on the northeastern edge of campus.

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