June 11, 2001
Summer brings bustle of activity
By Eric Rangus email@example.com
In the summertime, with fewer people on campus than during the academic
year, construction steps to the forefront.
Still, despite the many work areas around Emory, the inconvenience to
the Univers-ity population remains somewhat minimal. A few parking spaces
disappear, a handful of travel routes around campus may change, but considering
the massive amount of building going on, the hassle is minor.
Science 2000, Phase II:
Phase I, Emerson Hall, opened during the spring semester, and work on
Phase II is moving smoothly. Phase II, which will house the physics and
mathematics departments, among others, is quickly rising over the fences
lining Dickey Drive next to the B. Jones Building. Work will continue
around the site throughout the summer. Currently, some parking spaces
on Dickey and nearby Pierce Drive have been taken away, but both roads
will remain open throughout the summer. Target completion date: August
Schwartz Center for the
Performing Arts: Under-ground utility relocation began the
day after graduation and should be complete by fall. Only the business
school loading dock area and parts of Fishburne Drive are affected, according
to Stuart Adler, project manager. At least one lane of Fishburne Drive
will be open at all times. Target completion date: May 2002.
Whitehead Biomedical Research
Building: Our goal is to have the plaza area open by
the start of school, said project manager Bill Chatfield. The well-traveled
throughway between the Rollins, Dental, Bioconnector and Whitehead buildingsand
the pedestrian bridge over the railroad trackshas been closed since
May 15. When it reopens, the redesigned plaza will be bricked and decorated
with trees and benches. The walkway leading to the Michael Street parking
deck, according to Chatfield, is targeted to open by Labor Day. Target
completion date: Dec. 1.
Winship Cancer Institute: Uppergate Drive remains closed due to utility construction. Right now, the project is basically a big hole40 feet deep in some places. Sometime in the middle of the summer, footings will be emplaced, followed by foundation pouring. According to project manager Steve Lange, infrastructure work (steam, water, stormwater and sanitary lines) should be wrapped up by the end of the summer. Target completion date: 2004.