By: Julian Brenman ‘20
Anybody who takes a class in Shallcross Hall will be the first to complain about the constant banging, smashing, and other noises he/she hears from the construction. Since the Shallcross Hall renovation project began in August, students and faculty alike have had to endure some “minor” disruptions which feel like they have been, and will be, occurring for an eternity. In spite of all of this, Mr. Thomas McDaniel, Director of Campus Safety, Security & Facilities, Mr. Steve Deloris, Project Manager, and Mr. David Lucey, Superintendent of Construction, assure us the construction project isn’t eternal, and within the next few months, community members will be experiencing some dramatically exciting changes on campus. Here is what we have learned from them since our last progress report in October:
- The project is now about 50% completed.
- There have been plumbers, electricians, carpenters and concrete workers on site who have been applying their trades.
- The project is at a point where one can see the outline of every room. The metal wall frames have been erected.
- Over winter break, the restrooms on the first floor of Shallcross Hall will be renovated (which will include new fixtures, tiles, walls, ceilings, floors, doors, stalls, and dividers), as will the hallway that connected the gallery to the nurse’s office.
- For the most part, everything is on schedule.
Please see the pictures of the site (taken on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017, by Dorothy Babb ‘20).