YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University’s skyline is going to be looking different Wednesday.

Demolition started on the Lincoln parking deck on Tuesday. Parking authorities announced the changes to the corner of Fifth Avenue and Lincoln last year.

YSU is demolishing the deck because of its deterioration. It was built in the 1970s.

Over the last two years, portions of the M60 deck have become unusable. In 2021, levels 3 and 4 were closed. Level 2 was closed earlier this year. 

The demolition of the parking deck will make way for a new 163-space surface lot. 

The old deck held 1,278 vehicles.

Officials said the last part of the demolition on the M60 lot will be done within the next couple of hours.