Chain link fences are like ivy on campus this year. They’re everywhere.
Several construction projects dotting Central Campus are forcing students to take detours when walking to class. Some of them aren’t too happy about it.
LSA freshman Susan Yang said she’s sick of dodging the construction project in front of the Shapiro Undergraduate Library every day.
“I think it’s really inconvenient,” she said. “Sometimes I walk over there and it’s blocked so I walk all the way back.”
Other students aren’t fazed by the construction sites on the campus.
“It doesn’t bother me that much,” said LSA junior Anna Miller. “I’ve gotten used to it.”
Museum of Art renovation
The 54,000 square-foot addition and the renovation of the original museum building on the southwest corner of the Diag began in the fall of 2006, blocking the entrance to the Diag from the south. The museum will reopen in 2008 with three additional floors and more room for classrooms, exhibits and galleries. Diane Brown, the University’s facilities and operations spokeswoman, said the project is on schedule.
Construction began: Fall 2006
Construction ends: 2008
Hill Dining Center
The construction blocking much of Palmer Field and sidewalks on the Hill is due to the new Hill Dining Center, expected to open in the fall of 2008, when Mosher-Jordan residence hall reopens. The attached dorm will have air conditioning and updated facilities. The two-story dining center will have a caf