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Construction round-up

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Construction round-up

O+ Most of the remaining work on Amherst Alley will be finished by the end of August, according to Director of Physical Plant Paul F. Barrett. Only brickwork and landscaping are left, Barrett said, and "some large trees have to be transplanted, but we'll do that later in the fall because that's a better time." have to wait for the propitious moment, or they won't take root, you know

O+ Contractors are renewing the traffic surfaces in the East, West, and Albany Street garages, which have suffered from the same problem as the Student Center steps; oil and salt from the road drips off the undersurfaces of the cars and erodes the concrete. "If you let it go, it would become a [structural] problem," Barrett noted.

Physical Plant is also overseeing the sandblasting and repainting of structural steel in the garages, Barrett said. "The work was done in the summer because parking needs are lower at that time. The majority of the work will be done before school starts, and then we will proceed on a floor-by-floor basis."

O+ East Campus and Senior House renovations will be completed on schedule, according to Housing Office Maintenance Manager Gus Perry. Most of the work will be completed by Aug. 20, "our original deadline," Perry said, and "loose ends -- work that does not affect students -- should be tied up by the 26th."

Landscaping on the pathway between McDermott Court and Ames Street will be done by the end of August, Barrett confirmed, "and likewise for the courtyard, which is a project the residents have worked out on the Housing Office."

Senior House residents will be able to move back into the house on Aug. 26, said Associate Dean for Student Affairs Robert A. Sherwood. "The Housing Office is very aware of when<>

R/O starts, and we have set a date of the 24th to finish everything," Sherwood commented.

Repairs to Senior House included new hallway carpets; a new energy-saving hot water system; new shelves, sinks, and radiator controls in student rooms; and conversion of basement rooms to make room for Project Athena terminals.

O+ Conversion of the old Hayden Gallery in Building 14 to a performance space "is still at the formative stages of cleaning up and actual design," Barrett said.

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