Campus Construction Update: Sept. 20, 2010

A worker wrangles a steel component for the Garcelon Field grandstand as it's unloaded on Sept. 15, 2010.

The grandstand is rising at Garcelon Field, the eagle landed at 10 Frye St., and they’re still slinging steel at Hedge and Roger Williams halls:

“That’s going to be a fun thing to watch to go together,” Garcelon Field project manager Mike Gustin said as the first components of the new Garcelon Field grandstand showed up on Sept. 15. Read more about the renovation of Garcelon Field.

Watching workers fasten wooden planks to the sides of steel beams near Roger Williams Hall the other day, we got vague ideas about some kind of bare-brick, hanging-fern, exposed-beam motif for the interior renovation. Not so, said project manager Paul Farnsworth. Read more about the renovation of Roger Williams and Hedge halls.

On Sept. 9, a crew from Facility Services restored the 1873 eagle weathervane to its roost atop the carriage house at 10 Frye St., Bates’ newest student residence. Carpenters Tim Chouinard and Tom Winslow went up in a 65-foot cherry picker to remount the bird, with painter Dan Sands, who gave the bald eagle its colors, standing by. See images of the eagle being returned to its aerie.

Can we talk? Campus Construction Update welcomes your questions, reminiscences and comments about campus improvements. Please e-mail staff writer Doug Hubley at this E-mail, stating “Construction Update” in the subject line.

View a slide show of the renovations of Garcelon Field and Hedge and Roger Williams halls by clicking the thumbnails below:

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