MUNCIE, Ind. — That was fast.

There is little left of the aging Emens Auditorium parking garage, which is being demolished to make way for a grand lawn in the heart of the Ball State University campus.

Bids were opened in March, contracts were awarded in April to Pridemark Construction, Muncie, and work started last month. Three firms submitted bids.

A $1.754 million contract was awarded for the demolition,