Friday, September 13, 2013

Hodge Hall: Week 70 -- Other views

Kelley School photographer Josh Anderson was out and about the exterior of the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center recently, showing the progress from all angles.

The limestone veneer on the front elevation is nearly halfway complete.

The tower at 10th and Fee marks the main entrance to the Commons area.

Masons are installing the limestone veneer to the tower section on the Fee side.

The bay windows are near a secondary entrance on 10th Street.

The flat top of the tower on Fee Lane is juxtaposed with the pointed gable from the 10th Street roof.

The north end of the Hodge Hall expansion, as viewed from near the Bridge on Fee Lane.

The view from my desk, Week 70.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hodge Hall: Week 69 -- The view from my desk

The exterior on the west side of Hodge Hall is steadily changing.
Limestone pieces in various shapes and sizes look like
pieces of a puzzle.

Masons at the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center are completing the last two ornamental buttresses on the west elevation.

The limestone work is moving a bit faster this week, too.

The tile work above the upper windows is complete, except for the window bank on the left, which remains unfinished to allow workers to load and unload materials through the openings.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hodge Hall: Week 68 -- The view from my desk

The late morning sun rises over Hodge Hall.
Classes have begun, and most of the work on the Hodge Hall Undergraduate Center has returned to the interior and exterior of the expansion.

Behind the scaffold that is near the top of the first floor, you can see where masons have begun creating the ornamental column-like buttresses between the banks of windows. Limestone work continues around the tower that marks the main entrance.

Meanwhile the large openings on the left side of the building have been fashioned with temporary "doors" that block the weather but can swing open to load and unload materials on those floors.