Highlights from the Hill Library Renovation.
A stained and battered page from a page-a-day calendar for January 1, 1966 discovered stuck to the floor during stacks demolition.
A gaping hole crisscrossed with steel girders is all that remains of the portions of the second and third floors where the new stairway will be built. "Danger Hole" warns a spraypainted sign.
Mid-demolition, the treads of the old main stairs have been removed, and the stringers are all that remain.
The newly installed stairway connecting the first, second, and third floors stands against the backdrop of a huge hanging tarp, bathing the scene in an eerie blue glow.
A vantage point from a fourth floor window offers a view that juxtaposes the construction staging area against the very different construction being undertaken for Shack-A-Thon.
Bright red industrial pumps, once used to pump chilled water through the building, await removal from the concrete slabs to which they're bolted.
A shower of orange sparks dances across the floor below a ladder as a welder cuts away steel beams.
Metal wall studs flank a cavity that will eventually be the wall to the new Visualization Studio.
The Academic Success Center begins to take shape on the second floor of the Hill Library, as the distinctive architectural flourishes that adorn its ceiling are finished.
Looking down into the dark chasm of a service chase from the fourth floor.
Pre-cast terrazzo treads await installation in the new main staircase.
Hoses snake through the construction area as part of a pipe-flushing process.
A newly installed grand window in the old Hill of Beans area shows off the nearly-complete main staircase.
Wood paneling is installed on a future artwork-display wall.
An accent wall provides a pop of color on the updated fourth floor.
A worker uses articulated construction stilts to facilitate ceiling finish work.
A pile of aggregate awaits a future as terrazzo flooring on the third floor.
The ceiling and the stairs are nearly finished at the entrance to the second floor.
Accent lamps hanging from long cables populate the atrium.
The signature "ribbon" ceiling accent on the second floor nears its finished state.
Glass panels, covered with a protective film, await installation in the banister of the main stairs.
The installation of precast terrazzo treads on the main stairs is nearly complete.
A stack of carpet tiles awaits installation on the third floor.
Installation of the carpeting in the future Data Experience Lab is complete.
The first glass panels are installed in the railings overlooking the atrium.
Ceiling strip lights between the columns of the third floor are both functional and visually striking.
A closer look at the atrium's signature accent lamps. Glass railings on the third floor are visible in the background.
The floor of the lobby shimmers with sealant as it is prepared for the terrazzo pouring process.
Acoustic insulation material is installed in the walls that will form the projection surface of the visualization studio.
The view from a construction scaffold: wood paneling is installed over a structural beam on the ceiling of the third floor.
Heavy-duty floor polishing equipment waits at the ready to smooth and polish the terrazzo floors.
Coils of network cabling in the Game Space are ready to be routed to telecom panels.
Sunlight spills over the newly laid terrazzo flooring on the third floor.
The glassed vestibule of the Visualization Studio is complete.
A floor-to-ceiling view of the new atrium, with all lights and paneling in place.
The new horizontal fire shutter between the first and second floors is deployed for testing.
While the interior of the Hill Library is renovated, there are exterior improvements too: the Brickyard stairs receive a facelift.
On the second floor, the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Innovation Studio sport accents in blue.
A decorative planter in front of the Hill Library, fenced into the construction staging area for long months, shows vigorous growth.
A recipe for a Jello salad, written on a page of a 1952 pocket planner, found during elevator upgrades.