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Renovations begin in Medical Dept. lobby

The west entrance to the Medical Department has been closed for a major renovation of the lobby that will take place over the summer.

Access to MIT Medical will be via the E23/E25 atrium entrances, or the 24-hour entrance to E23 at 25 Carleton St. All medical services will continue during construction, and all telephone numbers will remain the same, including those for urgent care and appointments.

"The lobby will never be entirely closed during construction," said Tony Rogers, senior operations manager. During renovations, appointments and urgent care will use offices immediately adjacent to the lobby. "Patients should still come to the lobby and follow the signs," Mr. Rogers said.

The project will result in a warmer, friendlier, easier-to-use facility. A central desk will dispense information and directions. Vestibules on either side will help contain heat and prevent drafts during the winter, and a lowered ceiling will reduce noise. A more comfortable waiting area is planned where the front desk now stands.

Renovations are scheduled to be completed by September.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 12, 1996.

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