August 25, 2010 10:17 am
Hello from Bates! Here is a preview of public events at the college in September 2010.
August 20, 2010 3:29 pm
As this was written, on Aug. 20, Hedge Hall was something to watch as a crane swung long steel beams across the blue sky toward the building. There’s plenty of new steel in Hedge already, says project manager Paul Farnsworth, but the creation of the building’s framework will become more of a spectator sport as it increasingly happens outside the building’s shell.
August 20, 2010 3:07 pm
The big news in the Garcelon Field renovation these days, of course, is the installation of the FieldTurf playing surface.
August 20, 2010 2:48 pm
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.
August 20, 2010 2:42 pm
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.
July 30, 2010 12:02 pm
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.
July 30, 2010 11:44 am
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.
July 30, 2010 11:16 am
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.”
July 15, 2010 3:56 pm
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.
July 15, 2010 3:45 pm
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.”