New roof planned for Green Hall, dorms see new improvements

Fences have been placed around Green Hall to prepare for the replacement of the building’s roof and storm windows, scheduled to take place this summer. (Tim Lee / Photo Editor)

By Calogero Nocera
Correspondent

Green Hall’s roof and storm windows will be replaced over the summer, along with the painting of the clock tower, according to Matthew Golden, executive director of public relations and communications at the College.

Several dorms have been renovated and are expected to be ready for students to move into by the end of summer. Decker Hall, which was not available to students this past academic year due to renovations on the bathrooms, is expected to be ready for the fall semester, Golden said. With the final renovations being installed, it is projected that Decker will be completed by summer’s end.

Renovations on Ely, Allen and Brewster (E.A.B.) Halls will also take place over the summer, according to Golden. The aim of this project is to add new showers to the building and replace thermostats.

Minor changes will be made to Travers and Wolfe Halls over the summer and into the fall. The handicap ramps are going to be replaced and a new concrete patio will be added in front of the buildings.

Phase II of construction in Eickhoff Hall will be completed by the end of August, according to Golden. The aim of the project is to gut and rebuild the inside of the building. This project has already started, and once students leave for the summer, the bulk of the project will be completed, Golden said.

According to Golden, Eickhoff is also going to have roof replacements.

Aside from improvements to the dormitories, the demolition of Forcina Hall has begun, and construction on the new education building is going to start in the middle of July, according to Golden. The building is going to go out for bid in May to obtain a contractor. Construction on the building is expected to continue until the spring of 2012.