Stories about "campus improvements"
Campus Construction Update, March 22, 2011: College Chapel

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:53 am

Three years shy of its 100th birthday, the Bates College Chapel will be the object of a new construction project this year -- starting next week, in fact. For the next nine months, workers will be replacing the venerable building's slate roof and tending to the turrets at each corner.

$150,000 grant from Alden Trust supports Hedge-Bill renovations

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:05 pm

As Bates continues to transform two 19th-century residence halls into state-of-the-art academic buildings, the college has received a $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust to support the renovation project.

Campus Construction Update: Dec. 6, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010 10:27 am

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.

Campus construction update: Week of Feb. 4

Friday, February 8, 2008 12:00 am

With the official opening just weeks away, the new dining Commons passed a milestone early on Feb. 7: the arrival of its first truckload of food. The Performance Food Group semi backed into the Commons' truck bay, on Central Avenue, shortly after dawn as an overnight snowfall tapered off.

Campus construction update: Week of Jan. 21

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:00 am

In recent weeks we've learned what Dining Services director Christine Schwartz likes about the new dining Commons. Now it's the turn of Paul Farnsworth, Bates' project manager for the building.

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.

Campus Construction Update: Week of May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:00 am

At 280 College, engineers began testing electrical, mechanical and other systems as part of commissioning, a process of ensuring that everything works and looks as it should.

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.

Campus Construction Update: Week of April 16, 2007

Thursday, April 19, 2007 12:00 am

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.

Campus Construction Update: Week of March 26, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007 12:00 am

The three-story scaffold staircase wobbled, the stair treads were small, and it was all exposed, so there was no question about how far away the ground was.

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