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BYU Students will Stop Living in Deseret Towers

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- When freshmen arrive at Brigham Young University, they won't be staying at Deseret Towers.

Five towers went up 1964, with additions in 1969 and 1978. But times change and the residence halls are being closed or knocked down.

Thousands of students lived in the dorms, which had no major renovations. Only the carpet, smoke alarms and light fixtures were changed, along with beds that folded into couches.

"I called it 'ghetto fabulous.' It was so disgusting," said senior Heather Palmer, who had some good memories, too.

BYU senior Debbie Mitchell liked the "social aspect" of "DT," as the dorms were known.

"I wouldn't have traded," she said. "I think that it's too bad that other people won't be able to have a freshman experience like I did."

BYU spokesman Michael Smart said students will be staying in apartment-style housing.

Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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