Construction equipment will be removed from the area between the
Schaffer Library addition and Alumni Gymnasium, and landscaping is to begin within a
month, according to William Shafer, capital projects manager.
Two tennis courts that were sacrificed during construction will be
repaired shortly, he said.
As students and staff make full use of the new addition, workers are
tending to some final “punch list” items such as painting and re-lighting,
Shafer said. Among some of the minor adjustments will be the addition of desk lamps in
areas that have low lighting, and some shades on the east windows.
“I believe the general response to the building has been
positive,” Shafer said.
Selective demolition is ongoing in the 1961 building, he added.
Landscape work in Library Plaza is scheduled for this summer.
Meanwhile, contractors are predicting substantial completion of the F.W.
Olin Center by mid-July, he said. There has been substantial progress on the outside
masonry as work continues to dry the interior after several rains. “We will have
classes in Olin this fall,” Shafer said. “The building will be