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Demolition Crews Make Way For New State Fairgrounds Center

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A fair spokeswoman says most of the competitions and events previously held in the buildings have been moved for this year's fair.

Demolition is set to start this week to make way for a 100,000-square-foot multipurpose center at the state fairgrounds in Columbus.

Wrecking crews will take down the 56-year-old DiSalle Center and the 46-year-old Heritage Building to make way for the $23 million multipurpose center.  The structure will have meeting rooms and banquet halls, and use modern technology.

The DiSalle Center served as the arts and crafts building and the Heritage Building housed arts and crafts overflow activities.

A third building will also come down.

A fair spokeswoman says most of the competitions and events previously held in the buildings have been moved for this year's fair.

The center will be the first new building on the grounds since 1995. It'll be completed in 2016.