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Concrete Foundations Complete, Up Next: Steel Beams

January 14, 2015

Though the winter chill has made things a bit more complicated at the construction site for Hoover Hall, concrete foundation work for the basement is now complete, allowing waterproofing, perimeter drain tile and backfilling to proceed. The off-site fabrication of structural steel is also progressing well. Crews are expected to begin placing the steel in mid-February.

Concrete foundation work at the site of Hoover Hall is now officially complete. In this view (looking south), the construction site (in the foreground) sits just north of Hanna Street and just east of Burkhart Walk).

In this view (looking southeast), the "Hub" portion of the Union Building is visible just east of Hoover Hall. Upon completion of Hoover Hall, the kitchen portion of the Union Building will be removed, creating open space between Hoover Hall and the Union Building.

Constructed off-site, structural steel awaits a February trip to Greencastle to be placed at the construction site for Hoover Hall. 

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Foundations Are Going in at Hoover Hall

November 12, 2014

With excavation complete, the footings are going in at the site of Hoover Hall. As construction continues, don't miss the latest progress from the Hoover Cam

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ICYMI: Welch Fitness Student Grand Opening

September 15, 2014

When Welch Fitness Center officially opened earlier this year, hundreds of students came out to say take in the new gym and say thanks to all -- the alumni, donors, athletics staff, and construction team -- that made it all possible.

We thought we'd share a few photos from the day. 

Students sign a thank you card to say thanks to those Scott and Kim Welch -- along with other alumni, friends, and staff that made the $16 million renovation of the Lilly Center possible.

A few students enjoying fruit smoothies at the student grand opening of Welch Fitness Center.

Hydration is clearly a priority, so a new fitness center definitely called for a new water bottle for new patrons. 

Tigers need to work out too. Next time, we hope he can add a bit of weight to the end of that barbell. 

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Equipment Officially in Place at Welch Fitness Center

July 25, 2014

Fitness equipment is now in place at Welch Fitness Center, with opening day mere weeks away.  Weight racks, free weights and kettlebells have all been delivered to the new facility. 

A view of the lower level of Welch Fitness Center.

Looking down at the lower level of Welch Fitness Center from the second-level cardio deck.

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Flooring is In, Equipment Comes Next at Welch Fitness Center

July 14, 2014

With the flooring now complete in Welch Fitness Center, fitness equipment is slated to start arriving tomorrow. We're now mere weeks from opening this 16,000 square-foot fitness facility. 

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