Construction Update: Information on building projects

Construction Update is published periodically and provides information about the progress of major building and renovation projects. Information is provided to the Record by facilities management and by Metro.

Hilltop Campus

Phase IVA Housing

Construction has begun on the project just east of Liggett Residence Hall, replacing Koenig House. The last slab-pour was completed Feb. 4. Inclement weather has affected much of the progress, but time will be recovered on the roof work and interior-finish scheduled activities. Completion and occupancy is still scheduled for August.

Fox Arts Center

The construction fencing has been erected and excavation has begun. The project, at the southeast corner of the Hilltop Campus, is scheduled for completion in late spring 2006.

Social Sciences/Law Building

The programming and planning for the new building at the east end of parking lot No. 31, between Anheuser-Busch Hall and Simon Hall, is under way.

University Center

The programming and planning for the new building in the vicinity of parking lot No. 34, just west of Mallinckrodt Student Center, is under way.


Forest Park-DeBaliviere station to Kingsland Ave.

Current work includes installing the concrete-base slab in the tunnel near Skinker Boulevard, installing the concrete approach walls to tunnels and excavation of the tunnel east of Skinker.

In the next three months, passers-by can expect to see the start of the installation of tunnel roof sections west of Skinker, continued concrete construction at tunnel east of Skinker and the Skinker station, and the continued construction of numerous tunnel approach walls and retaining walls.

Kingsland Ave. to Ritz-Carlton Drive

Current activities include installation of tunnel roof sections west of Big Bend Boulevard, installation of the roof on the University City-Big Bend station, backfilling over the tunnel east of Forsyth Boulevard, construction of platforms at the Forsyth and University City-Big Bend stations, and construction of the tunnel floor and walls east of Big Bend.

Planned work for the next three months includes substantially completing the Forsyth station construction, continued tunnel concrete work, including installation of tunnel roof sections west and east of Big Bend, and continued construction of University City-Big Bend station platforms and walkways.

Medical Campus

The Farrell Learning and Teaching Center is slated to open by Aug. 22 — the first day of classes for the 2005-06 academic year.

The renovation of Moore Auditorium in the North Building — also part of the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center — will be completed by the start of May.

The 40,000-square-foot Specialized Research Facility will be built by the end of April.

The Euclid Garage demolition is slated to be finished by the end of February.

The construction of the Metro Garage, at the corner of Taylor Avenue and Children’s Place, and the extension of the Clayton/Taylor Garage began construction in February and should be completed by December. Each garage will offer parking for 700 cars.