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Posts by Doug Hubley


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Friday

August 20, 2010
2:48 pm

Campus Construction Update, Aug. 20, 2010: 10 Frye St.

This fall, 23 Bates students will find themselves studying, socializing and sleeping inside a lesson in local architectural history. Acquired by Bates in summer 2009, the large brick house at 10 Frye St. is the latest addition to the college’s stock of student residences. But it’s one of the older buildings in the fleet, dating to 1873.

Friday

August 20, 2010
2:42 pm

Campus Construction Update: Aug. 20, 2010

A 19th-century house is Bates’ newest student residence, the green carpet is rolled out at Garcelon Field and Campus Construction Update is beaming as the steelwork continues at Hedge and Roger Williams halls.

Friday

July 30, 2010
12:02 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of July 26, 2010

In this week’s Campus Construction Update: Rain and wind can’t keep a good fence down, and a cure for neck pain will be found in the new location for the Garcelon Field flagpoles.

Friday

July 30, 2010
11:44 am

Campus Construction Update, week of July 26: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

Thunderstorms on July 21 that unleashed torrents of rain and spawned three tornadoes in southern Maine also made its mark, happily minor, on the Hedge/Roger Williams construction site. Winds, which gusted up to 90 mph in some parts of the state, knocked over 40 feet of the fence around the site. “We called the contractor,” Portland-based Wright-Ryan, “and the superintendent was nearby, and he just came over and put it back,” says project manager Paul Farnsworth.

Friday

July 30, 2010
11:16 am

Campus Construction Update, week of July 26: Garcelon Field

At the old Garcelon Field grandstand, the flagpoles were atop the press box behind the spectators. So anybody who wanted to gaze at Old Glory during the national anthem had to twist right around to see it. The renovated facility, says project manager Mike Gustin, will feature flagpoles behind the scoreboard, at the north end of the field. “Now you’ll just be able to look across the field,” Gustin says. “It’ll be nice.”

Thursday

July 15, 2010
3:56 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of July 12: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

These days, “Hedge Hall is really all about steel,” says project manager Paul Farnsworth. At last we’re past the days when it was all about drainage. Trucks bearing Hedge Hall’s new steel skeleton should start to arrive Monday, July 19.

Thursday

July 15, 2010
3:45 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of July 12: Garcelon Field

We all know that being able to deal effectively with boundary issues is key to a well-evolved personality.
The Garcelon Field renovation passed such a developmental milestone July 8 with the completion of its concrete “anchor curb.” This low concrete wall around the playing area, says project manager Mike Gustin, “kind of confines the field.”

Thursday

July 15, 2010
3:24 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of July 12, 2010

We all know that being able to deal effectively with boundary issues is key to a well-evolved personality. The Garcelon Field renovation passed such a developmental milestone July 8 with the completion of its concrete “anchor curb.” Meanwhile, these days “Hedge Hall is really all about steel,” says project manager Paul Farnsworth. (At last we’re past the days when it was all about drainage.) Trucks bearing Hedge Hall’s new steel skeleton should start to arrive Monday, July 19.

Thursday

July 1, 2010
3:15 pm

Campus Construction Update, week of June 28: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

It’s been fascinating, if unsettling, to watch the reduction of Hedge and Roger Williams halls during these first months of their renovations. The buildings have been stripped down to windowless, featureless, gutted shells more reminiscent of a war zone than a comfy college. But now the reducing is done and from here on in, it’s pure gain

Thursday

July 1, 2010
3:06 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of June 28, 2010

Hedge and Roger Williams halls have stopped shrinking and will soon start to grow. And just how green is the Garcelon Field project?