Even though stairs have been installed between floors, scaffolding remains in place in the center section of Alumni Hall, allowing workers access to upper levels and the underside of the roof.
The square cement pads that served as anchors for the steel supports on the east and west outside walls are being excavated and broken up, following removal of the steel itself earlier in the year.
Old Main, seen through a window in Alumni Hall during the renovation this summer.
A tour group views a large second-floor meeting room in Alumni Hall where wallboard is being installed.
Interior scaffolding remains a key part of the Alumni Hall renovation project; here, it holds up a temporary floor made of wood planks, allowing workers to complete the level above where this tour group is standing.
After steel studs and foam insulation, drywall installation on the lower level of Alumni Hall.
Workers bring steel railings into Alumni Hall through the front door opening.
Worker tosses an old brick to the ground, after removing it to repair damage to masonry walls.
If anyone remembers the “old” stairways in Alumni Hall — barely wide enough for two people to pass — these new stairways, shown here with temporary wood construction treads, will seem as wide as Main Street.
Steel hook on a construction crane frames the front door of Alumni Hall during renovation work.