Look to the Sky at 815 Albany Street

Progress at the new student residence progress is clearly obvious as you walk past the construction site at 815 Albany Street. The recently erected steel skeleton contrasts against the blue sky. The steel work that began on April 11 should be completed by Friday, May 6. The second half of the slab on grade is scheduled to be poured by April 29.

Close up of steel skeleton
Close up of steel skeleton (April 26, 2011)

Ground floor progress (April 15, 2011)
Ground floor progress (April 26, 2011)

The nine-story, $40 million structure is designed by Beacon Architectural Associates with a brick and limestone fa├žade. Its 104 two-bedroom suites that include bath, kitchenette and living spaces will accommodate 208 students, each with individual bedrooms, the standard for graduate student housing. Walsh Brothers is the contractor for the building, which is expected to take 18 months to complete.

Click below to see earlier updates on the student residence construction.