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Construction at Bexley site projected to finish in a month

The park currently under construction at the site of the now-demolished Bexley Hall (Building W13) will not be completed until the end of November, one month after the original target date.

The work, originally scheduled to be finished during October, was delayed due to several factors. According to Director of Projects Arne Abramson, it took longer than expected to prepare the building for demolition and to remove demolition rubble from the site.

Additionally, while excavating the site, construction teams discovered that the drainage was in poor condition and required redesign.

Construction teams did not operate during the Solve conference, which further delayed progress.

The plans for the park have not changed since they were revealed this past summer. Once complete, the park will feature a rain garden, walkways and benches, space for installations by various departments and groups on campus, and even some pieces of the former Bexley Hall, such as its stone entrance archway, which will become a bench.

—Emma Bingham