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Date: 6/7/11 Bookmark and Share

Construction on Campus

A Weekly Pictorial Update of Summer Construction Projects

Summer 2011 Projects

Horse Barn, ITT Parking Lot
Other Houses
Hubbard Kitchen
Gardiner House
Emerson and Jordan Houses
Center for Work and LIfe
Capen and Sessions
Burton Hall
Scott Gym and ITT Roof
Northrop and Gillett Houses

Northrop and Gillett houses, located across from John M. Greene Hall, were found in need of several physical improvements when surveyed in 2010. This summer's renovations of the buildings include window replacements, repointing masonry, heating system replacement, lighting improvements, the installation of an elevator, renovating the basement lounge space, expanding the Gillett kitchen and dining area, and other measures.

Northrop and Gillett
NortropGillett-new elevator
Three trees removed from the Northrop and Gillett grounds will be replaced by trees from the Botanic Garden nursery after construction is completed.
A new elevator is being installed with access from the basement to the building's fourth floor in order to meet accessibility requirements.

NorthropGillett - fireplace
NorthropGillett-new ramp
Renovations to Northrop and Gillett living rooms include gas fireplaces.
A new ramp outside Gillett will lead directly into the extended dining room.

remove fire escape   replace brick   window replacement
Interior stairwells will give two access points to all five floors, negating the need for exterior fire escapes.   Masons are repointing brick facades on Northrop and Gillett to match older bricks.   All windows are being replaced throughout Northrop and Gillett.

Charlie Conant
The Gillett kitchen is being expanded and will serve the new Gillett dining area.
  Charlie Conant, project manager, oversees the entire project.


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