A new pedestrian walkway has been installed outside Building 57; the entrance to the Alumni Pool will be relocated this week. Police detail will be on-site when trucks are present at the Stata Center loading area.
VASSAR STREET UTILITIES
The entire parking lot between Buildings 45 and 48 will be closed beginning this week to allow for utility construction for the Stata Center. This phase of construction will extend into June. Parking spaces will be made available in the CRA lot on the corner of Main and Ames streets.
Installation of windows continues. Installation of the permanent roof membrane is nearly complete.
SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER
Removal of scaffolding is scheduled to begin this week. Drywall framing and rough plumbing continue, with special precautions regarding noise. Access to W34 and Kresge Auditorium may be congested as construction continues.
Some of the sections of the building will be sealed because of decontamination and asbestos removal; affected areas will be marked and barricaded. Accessibility to certain areas of the east corridors will be restricted as work continues. Periodic noise may occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
70 PACIFIC ST.
Interior drywalling continues. Painting, floor tiling and installation of bathroom fixtures are under way.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 20, 2002.