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Friday

September 3, 2010
1:49 pm

Campus Construction Update, Sept. 3, 2010: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

Paul Farnsworth, unlike Cole Porter, wants to be fenced in. Or at least he wants for the renovation of Roger Williams and Hedge halls to stay within its fenced-in work zone. But his goal, paradoxically, is the same as Cole’s: unrestricted mobility. Now, thanks to the end of construction work outside the zone, wandering over yonder is almost as easy as it ever was.

Friday

August 27, 2010
2:00 pm

Draft Day in New Commons

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Friday

August 20, 2010
3:29 pm

Campus Construction Update, Aug. 20, 2010: Hedge and Roger Williams halls

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.

Friday

August 20, 2010
3:07 pm

Campus Construction Update, Aug. 20, 2010: Garcelon Field

The big news in the Garcelon Field renovation these days, of course, is the installation of the FieldTurf playing surface.

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.”