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Student Union Tower Undergoes Renovation

Student Union and Edmon Low Library

Work has begun on one of campus' most notable icons, the Student Union tower. The tower is receiving a much-needed renovation, including structural work as well as beautification.  The project is expected to be completed by early 2019.  In the meantime, there will be a temporary construction platform surrounding the west porch for pedestrian protection. The west porch balcony and the second floor doors leading to the Student Union Ballroom will remain accessible. Seating space on the first floor of the west porch will also remain accessible during the renovation.

The renovation process will be similar to that of the recent restoration of the Edmon Low Library bell tower with regard to scaffolding and construction netting.  The Student Union tower will be restored to its original grandeur with no changes to its overall appearance.

We appreciate your patience as we continue to make improvements to further campus beautification.

 

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Update | Oct. 29, 2018

The Student Union tower project is moving quickly. The scaffolding, which was put in place in Oct. 2017, has been removed. Although the scaffolding is gone, there will continue to be construction on the roof at the base of the tower.

Below are pictures from the renovation. On the left is the new railing section, and on the right are decorative stars added to the access hatch. Everything new is a replica of what was previously in place, so the tower will not look changed after the renovation is finished. It should be noted the bronze color will oxidize into the dark green color the tower is known for.

 

Student Union Tower Rails

 

 

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