For those worried about losing a memorable and historical part of the Vassar campus, hope is not completely lost. The email states that reconstruction will be considered because of "the structure’s historic and aesthetic characteristics. Interestingly, the email also notes that the Vassar and architectural historians were consulted. The smokestack dates back to the 1860s when the school first opened.
The project is a collaboration between the offices of Special Projects, Buildings and Grounds, and Finance and Administration.