When the contractor's security fencing and the construction zone signs went up around the building in late January, we quietly cheered this long-awaited step for the journalism school. We are now in the mobilization and demolition phase. That includes hazardous waste abatement to clean up the site. It wasn't pretty. (Weekly construction updates, video and photos, are on our new building website. Check it out )
Our meticulously detailed timeline for construction runs on for seven pages. For this coming Friday, it says: "remove existing windows" and "demo wall for addition." At the bottom of page 7, it says: "Final completion. Fri 7/3/15."
I'll be first to admit, it's getting exciting to see this happening. And the enthusiasm must be catching. Provost Michael Amiridis has pledged to lead the parade from the Coliseum to the new building in August of 2015. You won't want to miss that.