Updates on 9 Summer Construction Projects

With the academic year officially beginning, many efforts are coming to an end during a season that saw about 60 summer projects costing roughly $50 million take place at Duke. Crews spent time this summer on campus utilities, living and dining spaces and more.

Plenty of work will continue through the upcoming year, but here’s a look at where several summer projects stand with the fall semester underway.

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West Campus Project to Impact Pedestrian, Traffic Flow

Beginning Monday, Facilities Management will oversee a roughly seven-month project to upgrade and install utilities and infrastructure by the intersection of West Campus’ Union Drive and Towerview Road.

Pedestrian and vehicle traffic will initially see minimal impact during the first phase of construction from March 23 to April 5. However, pedestrian detours will begin in early April, and traffic flow will be affected in early May.

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Restoration Of Duke Chapel

Updated Schedule Of Events/Services During

Previously announced restoration work at Duke Chapel, scheduled to begin May 11 and to last for about a year, will result in many events and services usually held in the chapel occurring elsewhere on campus.

For example, Duke Chapel Christmas Eve services for 2015 are scheduled to take place in Cameron Indoor Stadium. A list of locations for other events during the closure can be in this article.

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The Future of the West Union

West Union will serve as the anchor to a neighborhood of student life that includes the new Penn Pavilion, as well as the newly renovated Bryan Center and Plaza. Together, the collection of indoor and outdoor spaces will provide students and the entire Duke community a vibrant set of spaces capable of meeting many needs.

When completed, the West Union will feature one of the finest, state-of-the-art dining facilities in the country, capable of effectively serving 6,000 meals per day to students, faculty, staff and guests, with particular focus on enhancing the undergraduate community experience. The building will also address many other student needs through both the creative use of spaces for individuals, student clubs and organization to meet with one another, creating a lively beehive of student life throughout what will be an extraordinary space.

New Design Renderings for Student Health Building

The Student Health building project is moving along. These new renderings bring the concept to life. Take a look.03_DHWC_lobby

Hey, What’s Going On In There?

Wondering what it looks like in the West Union right now? Wondering where all this work is headed? Take a look through these images.

West Union Update, 11/22

cementpourGeneral activities update:

  • Install rebar and prep for placement of concrete at the plaza level on Wednesday, 11/26
  • Prep for selective demolition in the northeast tower
  • Roof restoration in East Wing
  • Restoration of legacy windows

90 day look-ahead:
The structural phase will continue with concrete frame erection from the basement through the plaza elevated slab. These are the main areas of the building as they will house the primary kitchen spaces and food preparation areas. Steel installation and site utility work will also continue over this period.

Rubenstein Crane Removed

As of 9/12, the crane used in the Rubenstein renovation project has been permanently removed. View photos at http://instagram.com/p/s2nw3ogw27/

Visit http://blogs.library.duke.edu/renovation/ for more information.

West Union: 9/15-9/29/14

Continuation of work as noted in 8/30-9/5 update.

Duke in Pictures: Seats ‘Fly’ at Page Auditorium

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As part of ongoing renovations of the 83-year old auditorium, crews recently set up a 50-feet-long zip line from the balcony of the building to safely transfer wooden seats and their metal bases to the ground level outside.

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