We have such happy memories of our year in Magie, and especially the views over the lake. This is the first of our homes to be demolished (Campus Notebook, July 11), and I am suffering a sense of impending bereavement. I welcome the low-carbon elements of the replacement, but even so, demolition entails huge impacts on the global environment through the energy embedded in concrete no longer serving a useful purpose.

Richard Wakeford *88