Student Residence May Update

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May 12th, 2011

Significant progress has been made at the new student residence on Albany Street. Many phases of the construction are now nearing completion including:

  • First and second floor slabs – completed!
  • Steel framing – complete by May 13!
  • Crane work – complete by May 13!

    Student residence - last week of crane on site. (May 10, 2011)

    Student residence - last week of crane on site. (May 10, 2011)

Close up of steel frame. (May 10, 2011)

Close up of steel frame. (May 10, 2011)

The steel framers are onsite and their work should be completed by the end of the week. This is the last week to see the crane onsite, as it should come down on Friday. The third and fourth floor slab work are scheduled for this week. Top frame tracking in the basement and the first floor has begun. It is anticipated that backfilling will be complete by May 20.

Up to this point all work has been contained on the site of the residence. Beginning June 1 Albany Street road work will begin.

The nine-story, $40 million structure is designed by Beacon Architectural Associates with a brick and limestone façade. 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.