As of right now, their scheduled replacement is going to be on East campus and replace two dorms down there that are equally outdated (Burr and Fedde Halls) and do not have elevators. Also, immediately across the street from Cather and Pound will be a new dining hall scheduled to open in the Fall of 2017, long after I graduate. Because of this, my guess is that Cather and Pound halls will likely not be considered for demolition until then. But then again, I could be wrong.
I originally intended for there to be the two final standalone takes of these elevators I uploaded today, but their decommissioning may not happen anytime soon, and that might screw everything up for me. As of right now, Cather hall is functioning, but is 100% vacant and inaccessible to all but authorized personnel, of which I'm not. Pound hall has only floors 3-8 open as of December. But I have a video from a week ago in which I was able to get up to 10.
In conclusion, I have no idea what will happen to the buildings in the immediate future. I'm more or less just playing this by ear right now. The most likely possibility is that Pound hall will be used for overflow housing again until their time has come. There is a slim chance Cather hall's elevators may see the light of day again, but for now, they are the only bank of elevators we lost in 2014.
I posted this video a while ago with the impression that these buildings would be demolished at the end of the school year (2014-2015) considering they are over 50 years old and renovations are not cost-effective. That's not the case anymore.
This is what the entrance to Cather Hall looks like today. The red signs read "Cather hall is closed. You will no longer be able to access the building."