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Six Bates places back then (under construction) and now (wow!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:24 pm

Take an interactive, then-and-now look at a six Bates places that have seen great changes over the years.

Taken for granite: A worker drills a hole in stone steps for a handrail at the new student housing. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus construction update: Week of July 30, 2007

Friday, August 3, 2007 12:00 am

Mid- to late August will be a watershed time for Bates College campus improvements.

Crosstown traffic: A pedestrian crosses the Alumni Walk site in front of Pettengill.
Campus construction update: Week of July 16, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 10:11 am

Upcoming road closures will add a certain frisson of adventure to life at Bates College.

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Campus Construction Update: Week of July 2, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007 12:00 am

The new student housing should be ready for occupancy in August, right on schedule, said Suzanne Grant, clerk of the works for the project.

Workers set a "trench box" where a retaining wall is being built next to Hedge. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of June 4, 2007

Thursday, June 7, 2007 12:00 am

The 2.5 acre Alumni Walk site will soon sprout a bit of soothing green as paper birch trees will be planted along the south edge of the site next week.

Dusty old dust: Heavy equipment raises clouds on campus. (Doug Hubley/Bates College)
Campus Construction Update: Week of May 7, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:00 am

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