- Sep 6, 2007
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whats being built here once this is gone?
full plans for the building renovations and addition are in a powerpoint i found here:President Antonucci unveiled renderings of plans for a major upgrade to the Hammond Campus Center during campus forums on March 29.
Work is expected to begin on the first phase of the Hammond project on Monday, May 23.
The goals for the project include the creation of a prominent and accessible point of entry to the campus from Pearl and North streets. There will be improved air circulation in the building as well as more efficient use of space.
"We want good working conditions for faculty and staff, and good learning space for students," President Antonucci said during the forums.
That would be a terrible shame. I'm wondering if the unusually warm winter has helped at all--any chance this building will be saved? This passage from the article really leaves me breathless--I can think of no reason to justify withholding available funds that could be used to save a historic building, let alone to ensure public safety:Well things aren't going too well in the Burg. There was a big fire in the Johnsonia (arguably the best building in town) and it now looks like the building will come down.
The actual damage - aside from the two top floors - wasn't too bad. However there was too much dithering, and it looks like the supports have now cracked. Big contrast to what happened to the Brooks House Hotel in Brattleboro which suffered a similar fire but was quickly stabilized and is now well into a redevelopment plan.
Here's an article on the debacle:
City Solicitor Michael Ciota said the city was denied access to $6.1 million in insurance money at a hearing in Housing Court in Worcester Dec. 17. It wanted to use the money to help make the building safer, but it has a lien against the money and was told to come back should the building become dangerous. No one can touch the money, he explained — including the building’s owner, tenants or the city — unless all agree.
Latest newsThat would be a terrible shame. I'm wondering if the unusually warm winter has helped at all--any chance this building will be saved? This passage from the article really leaves me breathless--I can think of no reason to justify withholding available funds that could be used to save a historic building, let alone to ensure public safety:
some colleges combine the two concepts, allowing private developers to rent on-campus housing to students exclusively, built on land leased from the college.can anyone else figure this out? It appears that FSU is building a new dorm, but it seems there is a developer and there will be rent, not a housing fee. Is this on campus housing or off campus apartments?
Nope, it's coming down...Latest news
Depends on the engineering results. If the winter had been bad I think it would have been game over. As it is, a part of the ceiling has come down (unsurprising really). From the outside at least the building looks pretty sturdy and I'm still holding out hope it doesn't get torn down.