Posted on Nov 7, 1997

With the installation of windows and enclosure of the building beginning this week, interior finish work on the new addition of Schaffer Library will begin over the next several weeks, according to William Shafer, capital projects manager.

Library operations are to begin moving into the new section by the end
of January, with Special Collections moving to the third floor, and Government
Documents/Periodicals moving to the basement as the first and second are being completed,
Shafer said.

Workers began installing roofing on Monday, the building's
electrical system has been “roughed in,” and stucco is being applied on the east
wall facing Alumni Gymnasium. The stucco walls share the “earthtone palette”
found in the Nott Memorial and Reamer Campus Center, Shafer noted.

Phase II of the Schaffer project — the renovation of the 1961
building — is to begin this winter.

Meanwhile, workers on Monday finished pouring a large slab for the west
lobby floor of the F.W. Olin Center. This week, masons are beginning to apply the
multicolor exterior veneer masonry, a sample of which can be seen in the southwest corner.
Crews at the end of November are to begin adding steel trusses to the north and south
blocks of the building, Shafer added.