Summer construction update
CLA Phase One
Final touches are being put on phase one of the College of Liberal Arts building. Furniture is being delivered and departmental faculty and staff are moving into the building’s offices in preparation for fall classes. Self-guided tours of the new building will be offered Fri., Sept. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m.
CLA Phase Two
Construction of phase two of the CLA building continues to proceed on schedule for a summer 2011 opening date. The final third of the building is now coming out of the ground, and the overall building footprint is now visible when driving on University Avenue. Signs are being placed to direct pedestrians onto the designated paths around the construction site.
Site and Safety Project
Work continues in the center of campus as part of the Site and Safety Project. Construction on Hawkins Plaza is expected to be complete this week, and work on the pedestrian ramp in between Linthicum Hall and the Psychology Building should be complete the following week. Work will continue into the fall in the area surrounding the Media Center.
Construction on the grand staircase which will extend northwest from Hawkins Hall and the Psychology Building has begun. Construction on a bridge connector between Hawkins Hall and the Psychology Building will be completed this fall.
West Village Commons
Construction has begun and the site is now completely enclosed with fencing. Emerson Drive has been closed between Millennium Hall and Towson Run Apartments to through traffic. Soil is currently being excavated to get down to the basement and first floor levels and concrete foundations will be installed starting in October. The project is on schedule for completion in summer 2011.
Union Garage Bridge
A new bridge connecting the Union Garage to the plaza outside of the second floor of the Union will be installed this week.
Burdick Pool Renovations
The renovation of Burdick Pool will be complete before the first day of fall classes. The project includes new ventilation and dehumidification systems for the pool environment, a new lighting system that illuminates the pool using light-tube technology, and new ceiling and wall finishes. The project also involved replacing the transformer and high-voltage electrical switchgear in Burdick Hall.