Archives for "Campus places"

Friday

August 3, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of July 30

Mid- to late August will be a watershed time for Bates campus improvements. The headline news will be the opening of the new student housing, next to Mount David and Rand Hall. While most Bates students won’t return to campus until the end of the month, a handful will move into the new housing sooner.

Tuesday

July 17, 2007 10:11 am

Campus construction update: Week of July 16

Upcoming road closures will add a certain frisson of adventure to life at Bates. On Friday, July 20, College Street will be closed at Mountain Avenue for the construction of a raised pedestrian crossing, or traffic table, to link Alumni Walk with the new student housing. Signage will help direct motorists to alternate routes.

Tuesday

July 3, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of July 2

The new student housing should be ready for occupancy in August, right on schedule, said Suzanne Grant, clerk of the works for the project. But there’s still a ways to go before students can start hanging their whiteboards and Gene Pitney posters.

Thursday

June 7, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of June 4

After nearly two months looking like a battlefield with its mud, dust, broken roots and debris, the 2.5 acre Alumni Walk site will soon sprout a bit of soothing green. According to project manager Paul Farnsworth, a handful of paper birch trees will be planted along the south edge of the site next week. These are a sort of advance guard for the 178 birches that will ultimately grace the Walk.

Thursday

May 10, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of May 7

Like tea leaves, some parts of the built environment can offer clues about the future, if you know how to read them.

Thursday

May 10, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of May 21

Inside the new student housing, engineers last week began the process of testing electrical, mechanical and other systems. The tests, which will continue until the College takes over the building sometime in July, are part of the building’s commissioning — a process of ensuring that everything works and looks as it should.

Thursday

April 19, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of April 16

The latest assaults from the Winter That Wouldn’t Go Home were two northeasters: one that dropped 10 inches of sloppy snow on April 12, followed three days later by its big brother, a bully that brought more than six inches of rain and tree-cracking winds. Lewiston was spared the worst of that storm, but it nevertheless slowed the pace of campus construction projects.

Thursday

April 19, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of April 23

The new residence adjacent to Mount David began to look more distinctly like Bates on April 19, as workers began laying the building’s brick veneer. With two crews on the job, the bricklaying is moving fast, said project manager Pam Wichroski.

Friday

April 6, 2007 12:03 pm

Campus construction update: Week of April 9

Between the mud, the plastic wrap and the concrete, the colors of construction work are predominantly drab. But the rare “colorful” colors, as major projects building at Bates this year have shown, can be surprisingly bold.

Friday

April 6, 2007 12:00 am

Campus construction update: Week of April 2

It’s nearly go time for construction of the Alumni Walk, the east-west campus connector replacing Andrews Road, reported project manager Paul Farnsworth. On April 16, work on the project — which previously carried the generic moniker “Bates Walk” — is scheduled to begin.