A Pictorial Update of Summer Construction Projects

For several weeks, a construction crew had a great view of the Valley from atop the dome of Sage Hall. Sage renovations this summer included a complete replacement of the slate tiles and copper flashings around the building’s dome, as well as replacement of flat roofing, and of all the windows and window treatments. The project also included long-needed repairs and new paint on the ceiling inside Sweeney Concert Hall. Watch the Gate for future construction updates on campus.

Sage Hall

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Sage Hall roof dome before renovation. Unmatching tiles tell of the need for repairs (see below for “after” picture).

Inside Sweeney Concert Hall, elaborate staging and scaffolding provide access to the ceiling and high windows.

Inside Sweeney Concert Hall, elaborate staging and scaffolding provide access to the ceiling and high windows.

No small feat: replacing large, circular windows around the dome, complete with weather-proof casings.

No small feat: replacing large, circular windows around the dome, complete with weather-proof casings.

  Not for those afraid of heights. For several weeks, construction workers climbed atop scaffolding encircling the Sage dome.

Not for those afraid of heights. For several weeks, construction workers climbed atop scaffolding encircling the Sage dome.

  Not for those afraid of heights. For several weeks, construction workers climbed atop scaffolding encircling the Sage dome.

New windows around Sage Hall reflect the leafing trees and clear blue sky around the building.

The finished Sage dome: new slate tiles, copper flashings, and windows that can open.

The finished Sage dome: new slate tiles, copper flashings, and windows that can open.

Photos by Judith Roberge