Demolition is nearly complete as work continues on renovations and improvements to the outside patio area on the west side of The Hub. Crews have removed about 14 truck loads of concrete and brick pavers, installed a new draining system and filled and graded the space to raise the patio area to sidewalk level.
"There has been a significant amount of demolition work," said Rob Ebel, construction manager in facilities planning and management. " With the amount of concrete and reinforcement used in the original 1983 plaza and courtyard project, it definitely was built to last."
The new and larger plaza, which will include outdoor seating and a free speech area, is scheduled for completion by the start of the fall semester. Real-time progress can be watched on the public web camera located on Parks Library. The Hub is open during construction.