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Monday

December 6, 2010 10:27 am

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 6, 2010

It isn’t the prettiest wrapping job you’ll see this time of year. But when the plastic sheeting around the Hedge Hall addition does come off, probably in January, you can expect a fine present indeed: neat courses of brick and granite that masons are laying now.

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

April 23, 2010 10:12 am

Campus Construction Update: Week of April 19, 2010

Writing this on Earth Day, Campus Construction Update is pleased to note that the Hedge and Roger Williams renovation project is showing some green.

Friday

April 9, 2010 12:33 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of April 5, 2010

An interesting note from Elizabeth Durand ’76: “I was glad to read about the coming renovations and improvements in energy…

Friday

March 26, 2010 1:13 pm

Campus Construction Update: Week of March 22, 2010

Along with the spring crocuses, spray-painted lines, pastel plastic tape and little yellow flags dotted the soil this week to herald a season of new growth. But these manmade blossoms portend not the awakening of verdant nature but instead Bates’ latest major construction project. And the impending renovation of Hedge and Roger Williams halls became much more noticeable March 24 as workers started closing off their work site behind a chain-link fence.