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Renovations: The Show Must Go On

Despite economic uncertainty, the College will invest, on average, more than $1 million per month this fiscal year in construction projects. "Hamilton has a beautiful and historic campus," says Vice President for Administration and Finance Karen Leach, "and it is important that it be maintained well and upgraded to support modern program needs." ­Renovations at Steuben Field and Bundy East and West are only two of several major summer construction projects on the Hill. Others:

  • The largest project is the ongoing $10.7 million renovation and expansion of Emerson Hall into a student center. When completed in fall 2010, the campus landmark will house the College Store, a café, the radio station, lounges, offices and meeting spaces for student organizations. In the works for nearly a decade, the project got a green light from the Board of Trustees in June when it was found that the economic slowdown would in fact lower construction costs.
  • Phase Two of the renovation and expansion of the Kirner-Johnson ­Building was wrapped up with the reopening of the Red Pit, the return of the History, Communication and Sociology departments and the completion of audio-visual and other systems.
  • North and South Courts were razed to create a new green space
    and realign Martin's Way in front of Dunham Hall.
  • Benedict Hall received a new energy-efficient heating system, new windows and new entrance steps.

View photos and read more about summer construction.

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