Glatfelter Hall renovation in full swing; underground construction photos and video

Newly renovated building will house five academic departments and will include new classrooms and seminar rooms.

Those of you back on campus after a summer away may have noticed some changes around Glatfelter Hall, including a fenced construction area and several pieces of heavy equipment -- but the activity you see on the surface is merely the tip of the iceberg.

The Glatfelter Hall renovation project, which is slated to wrap up for the start of the 2014-15 academic year, is in full swing. The project, which has already seen the relocation of the economics and Africana studies departments to new offices at 339 Carlisle Street, will consist of waterproofing the Glatfelter foundation; new classroom and seminar rooms on the ground floor; and mechanical systems, lighting, sprinklers, and cosmetic changes throughout the building.

The majority of the current work is happening inside the building, underground. Check out the dramatic photos from the ground floor.

View the photos on Flickr.

Upon completion, the newly renovated Glatfelter Hall will be home to the political science, management, mathematics, computer science, and sociology departments.

Timeline of the Glatfelter Hall renovation project:

Spring 2013

  • Academic departments in Glatfelter temporarily relocated to vacant spaces in the West Building and Constitution Lot modular units.

Summer 2013

  • Permanent relocation of economics and Africana studies to 339 Carlisle Street
  • Relocation of utilities around Glatfelter
  • Necessary dismantling of lighting, flooring, walls and mechanical systems within Glatfelter Removal of Glatfelter’s ground floor slab

Fall 2013

  • Waterproofing Glatfelter’s foundation and installation of foundation drainage
  • Lowering ground floor to create headroom for mechanical systems
  • Underpinning of the building's foundation

Winter through summer 2014

  • New mechanical systems, lighting, sprinklers, flooring, and paint
  • Conversion of ground floor to new classrooms and seminar rooms

Campus community members should be mindful of the construction site. Please obey all signage and do not cross into fenced areas.

Originally dedicated as Recitation Hall in September 1889, and renamed in honor of a key donor in 1912, architect John A. Dempwolf’s Glatfelter Hall is perhaps the most architecturally distinct building on campus.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Tue, 3 Sep 2013

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