Physical Plant has been renovating some of the walks in Killian Court to improve both handicapped accessibility and the appearance of the entrance at Memorial Drive.
The first phase of the project was completed during the spring with the planting of seven new shade trees to replace others that had died. (An elm in the Court that was afflicted with Dutch elm disease was also cut down earlier this month and will be replaced in the spring).
Workers are now rebuilding the wide central walkway at the entrance to the court and the asphalt walk that runs east to west along the north end of the entrance walk. The asphalt walks are being replaced with wider concrete walks of a color and texture to complement the buildings of the main complex. The concrete steps on either side of the entrance walk will also be replaced.
Gravel strips matching those running through the rhododendrons will replace the waffle-like concrete grass block pavers adjacent to the walks at the entrances of Buildings 3 and 4. Workers are also removing the concrete walk at the north end of the Building 2 courtyard.
The project began in late June and is expected to be completed this month. Additional shrubbery will be planted as the project nears completion.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on August 16, 1995.