Friday, August 10, 2012

Hodge Hall: Week 13 -- The view from my desk

Ready to build.
The jackhammer has stopped hammering and the shovel has stopped shoveling. Phase I of the construction of Hodge Hall is now complete.

All of the crew and heavy equipment that have been hard at work all summer preparing the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center site wrapped up their work a little ahead of schedule this week, leaving us with a calm before the storm of students return for orientation next week.

The lack of construction noise has been eerie almost, we've grown so accustomed to it. Now when we look out on the empty site, it seems to hold such promise -- you can almost imagine the steel beams reaching skyward, forming the skeleton of the addition. 

The second phase, which will begin next week, will include pouring the cement for the footings and mapping out the foundation of the building. I think we'll be seeing a lot of rebar soon.

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