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Archives Project Photos

Project Chronology

Achieved:
May 20 thru June 9- book collection moves
June 10 thru 19 – temporary moves & relocations on 1st floor, preparatory work on 2nd floor
June 20 – construction begins on 2nd floor
June 24 – construction area on 1st floor closed to public
July 15 – steel reinforcement of the 2nd floor slab begins
August – construction concludes on 1st floor
September – construction concludes on 2nd floor
September – high-density shelving installed 2nd floor
September – Periodicals consolidation project begins
October – Move in to new Archives offices & collection areas begins.

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8/8 -- the slab reinforcement is finished and the push is on to get first floor ready before the start of the fall semester.

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7/22 - The structural gridwork.

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7/22 - Structural steel beams added to the 2nd floor slab. Inset shows the attachment of the beams to the pillars.

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7/19 - Insulation and vapor barriers are installed in the new Archives collections area.

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7/16 - The structural steel being added to the 2nd floor slab.

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7/15 - a busy day at the Library . . . cutting steel outside, drilling concrete inside.

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The bolts that will attach the reinforcing steel beams for the second floor slab.

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7/15 - Waiting for the steel beams to arrive.

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7/3 - Walls come down on 1st floor.

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6/24 - A close-up shot.

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6/24 - More materials!

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6/21 - Demolition procedes in the new University Archives space on the 2nd floor of the Library.

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6/20 - the crane approaches! Materials for the project will be lifted into the 2nd floor through one of the exterior windows.

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6/20 - the construction area is draped with plastic to keep down the dust of demolition.

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6/20 - All the preliminary work is finished. 2nd floor ready for construction to begin.

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6/11 - the end of the great move. Will they all fit in their new location on the ground floor east side?

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6/11 - the end of the great book move. The last few books on 2nd floor west will move soon.

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6/11 - the next stage of construction requires carpet and the underlying floor tiles to be removed.

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6/10 - the push is on to finish the last of the shelving!

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6/10 - Our "temporary" compurter lab will consist of 12 computers, 6 mac and 6 windows.

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6/10. In order to reinforce the floor above the computer lab, all the computers must move.

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6/10. Almost ready for the next phase. The west side of the 2nd floor is largely emptied of books. The remainder are expected to move today.

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Book carts are lined up waiting for shelves to be constructed as half of the book collection at Cowles Library moves from 2nd floor to the Ground floor.

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Workers from Jones Library Sales begin the move of 200,000+ books to the ground floor. 05.31.2013

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Books from the second floor will be relocated on the Ground floor, east side. Current periodicals are transferred and shelving is removed from the area to make room.

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Surplus shelving is hauled from the building for recycling.

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Removal of books and shelving on the second floor, west side, is underway.

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The floor above the computer lab will be reinforced. Books have already moved out of the area, the computers will follow in a couple of weeks.

Signs of Progress!

West side of 1st floor!

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