The school my daughters go to is located next to the Trinity University campus. Trinity, in case you don't already know, is a private liberal arts college in San Antonio that occupies an amazing campus initially planned by (and populated with several buildings by) O'Neil Ford, the father of Texas modernism. 

The story behind why Trinity's campus is modern is a long and compelling but to make a long story short, many of the buildings were designed to be constructed using the lift-slab construction technique. The idea is that the floors and roof of a multi-story building are cast on the ground (as opposed to in place) and then lifted into place. At the time this was a cutting-edge technology and allowed the Trinity campus to be built quickly and inexpensively. The technique is not longer commonly practiced after several high-profile collapses occurred during construction of buildings elsewhere.

At any rate, the buildings that resulted at Trinity are amazing. They are clear, rational and their open floor plans have proven to be quite flexible. Demolishing interior partitions is as easy as driving a Bobcat through a floor. My daughter was been enjoying watching the work occurring when I drop her off and now ants to do that for a living.

Construction can be cool but demolition - at least to a 5-year-old - is much, much cooler.