LYNCHBURG, Va. — A major face-lift is underway at one of the area's largest schools.
Liberty University is tearing down a huge portion of its campus, making way for more students and a whole new look.
"We've just decided that now is the time to update our campus," said LU Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Junior.
Many structures at LU are metal buildings that look more industrial than academic.
"We have a large group of buildings that were built in the 1970's, in a big rush," said Falwell.
They were built quickly to match the pace of L-U's rapid expansion. With more 12,000 students on campus now, school leaders say it's time for a bold new look.
"For years, we went for quantity," said Charles Spence, LU's Director of Planning and Construction. "For the last four or five years, we've really changed and stepped up our ballgame for an overall quality."