So more projects are in the works, which means new elevators. Unfortunately, this means the loss of existing elevators.
Currently, there is a plan to build yet another new dorm. This time, it is on East campus, and is intended to replace the aging Burr and Fedde Halls (which don't have elevators). I originally thought that the dorm would go where Burr and Fedde halls currently sit, but according the the plans, I was wrong.
Located here is where biochemistry hall sits currently. Notice that Biochemistry Hall is an awkward T-shaped building. The parallelogram shaped building to the immediate west of it is the East Union (1970s Dover elevator). The square building to the immediate south of Biochemistry Hall is the C.Y. Thompson Library (1963 Rotary elevator).
Here are the plans for the redesigned plaza that includes the new dorm. The East union is pretty easy to figure out because of its awkward shape. The square building in the bottom-right corner is the library. Guess what's not immediately north of the library? Yep, Biochemistry hall is getting demolished. The demolition is scheduled to take place in August of this year.
Why is this bad? Remember the Best of 2013? Yep, it's that elevator. This is the only original Kimball elevator I have found. They were discontinued in 1953 when Dennis O'Keefe bought stock in the company and eventually made it his own. I am currently working on getting a few back-up takes of this elevator. Also, Ethan B elevators has gotten a video of this elevator.
This article came out the day before the project was proposed to the Board of Regents, and I never got a confirmation of whether it was approved or rejected. However, considering that the Legacy Plaza plan is on the Facilities website, it is not unreasonable to assume that this elevator's death sentence was confirmed.
Here's my 2014 take: