Tag Campus facilities & construction
So much has changed over the past five-plus months, but there’s one thing that always seems to be eternal – summer construction at UW–Madison. This summer is no exception.
“Our campus community owes a debt of gratitude to these employees for leaning in and figuring out how to get things done at such a difficult time."
Workers continue to make progress underneath Bascom Hill, where they're using a custom-made borer to drill a 640-foot-long tunnel to carry utilities.
A huge, custom-made borer has started drilling a 640-foot-long tunnel under Bascom Hill to carry utilities. The borer, 11 feet in diameter, was lowered into a reinforced earthen pit between South Hall and the Law Building, where it runs on hydraulic tracks installed there, filling carts with earth as it excavates the face of the tunnel.
Design for the building project has begun and construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021, with projected completion of the addition in 2023 and renovations to the existing building in 2024.
Construction workers this week removed the Nails’ Tales sculpture and placed it in storage as part of the redesign of the UW Field House South Plaza.
With opening celebrations of the center planned for the weekend of October 25-27, 2019, many more audiences will experience its state-of-the-art acoustics and inspired setting.
“I want all high school students to feel that if they come here, they belong here,” says Alondra Avitia, one of the students who helped create the centers. “You want to feel that sense of belonging the minute you set foot on a campus.”
As utility work trenching across Observatory Drive continues, a planned full closure of several blocks of it will start earlier and last longer than originally planned.
More than 7,000 graduates took part in commencement exercises this weekend, celebrating with family and friends from around Wisconsin, the country and the world. Festivities began…
The new green space between Memorial Union and the Red Gym will officially open to campus and the community Friday, Oct. 6, showcasing the work of artists and makers — including local artisans — who contributed to the park's design.
The university’s Black Cultural Center marked its grand opening with a full day of events on Wednesday. The center, located in the Red Gym, includes a lounge, collaborative work areas, computer work stations and space to showcase art. A visual timeline honors the contributions of black students to the university.
"All right — take your seats, everyone." Sounds like a professor at the beginning of class, right? But in this case, it's an invitation. After a long winter in storage, the colorful sunburst chairs returned to the Memorial Union Terrace Thursday. Just add some real sunshine, and let the studying and socializing begin.