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    I have started to take photos on a weekly basis starting last weekend to chronicle the demolition of the Credit union building and Denbo and Bancroft halls. (I have not been able to figure out how to post photos on this site or I would post them here) (I have posted the first photos on the Hamilton Laboratory group in Facebook) The Credit Union building is in a pile as of today. Denbo and Bancroft are slowly losing their facade. Lemoine Company is the general contractor. G H Griffin is the Demolition subcontractor (The same contractor that Demolished Voorhies and the other dorm several years ago). Van Champagne with Lemoine said they were looking into imploding Denbo and Bancroft. I don't think that will happen given that they are so close to Hamilton Hall and the houses righ across Tulane avenue are pretty close too.


    They have finished the Geopiles on the dorm being built on the old parking lot area. They have started installation of the mechanical lines for that building today. (If work keeps up at this pace they will be finished before the Softball stadium).

    Four oak tress and one sycamore tree were cut down the week before Christmas.

    They have redesigned the new dorm to be built where Bonin Hall is now to save the Oak trees at the corner of University and McKinley. They will start to "Root prune" the oak tree near Buchanan hall in an attempt to move it early next year.


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    Default Re: Campus Expansions

    Lemoine company will do a good job in a timely manner. They are very professional from what I have heard

    igeaux.mobi


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    Quote Originally Posted by ulforlife View Post
    _ Lemoine company will do a good job in a timely manner. They are very professional from what I have heard

    igeaux.mobi _
    Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.

    When T-Joe took the expansions to the Regents, he was hammered about the economy, and how this was not a good idea at this time.

    He responded that with interest rates so low, and with the pick of construction companies in the state who would give him rock-bottom prices, this was exactly the time for UL to build.

    They didn't like it, but they had no answer for him.

    When you think about it, UL adding 2,000 beds when all the other colleges are trying to figure out how to keep their doors open, has to be pretty unsettling for them.

    It's a pretty loud warning shot.

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    I went to campus yesterday to pay tuition and parked on the side of the road behind the Union. The Credit Union was still up, but they had equipment all around it. When I got back only the two columns that were in front were standing.


    I took it with my iPhone, so it's not great, but here ya go.

    The former UL Credit Union


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ I have started to take photos on a weekly basis starting last weekend to chronicle the demolition of the Credit union building and Denbo and Bancroft halls. (I have not been able to figure out how to post photos on this site or I would post them here) (I have posted the first photos on the Hamilton Laboratory group in Facebook)
    If you upload them to a site like flickr, it's real easy to post the pics on here. Once you upload them, there's a share button where you can email them, or copy them to message board like this. All you have to do is copy the code they give you and post it in the message box on here.

    Flickr's free, here's the website: www.flickr.com

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    Denbo & Bancroft on 1/2/11

    demo-1


    Denbo on 1/2/11
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    Credit Union on 1/2/11

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    Helmut you did it right you're just missing part of the flicker file name.


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    When are we going to see some renderings of the new/improved union?


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    Saturday January 8, 2011

    Remains of the Credit Union

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    Plumbers working on new Dorm

    [IMG]plumbers[/IMG]

    Denbo Hall with no windows. The white dots on the ground are the top of the Geopile foundation for the new dorms.

    [IMG]denbo[/IMG]

    Close up of Denbo Hall

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    The demolition crew was working in Bancroft hall. It looks like all the asbestos has been removed from both buildings.

    The Band practice field has been totally covered with geotextile and about 8" of limestone.

    The old parking lot adjacent to Denbo and Bancroft was removed and the first new dorm is under construction while Denbo and Bancroft are being demolished.

    Lemoine company understands Critical Path.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Power View Post
    _ When are we going to see some renderings of the new/improved union? _
    The design of the student union is being done now. I don't think they are far enough along to release final renderings. I delivered my work to the Architect on OK Allen Renovation in Late summer and they have started to do work there already. They will totally gut the building and renovate it for the Health Services center. Once that is finished then they will be free to demolish the exiting Health services building and start the Student Union Renovation.

    Rudick Construction is doing the OK Allen renovation work. They will do a good job. I went to high school with Gary and his company does very good work.

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    I must say, It's weird to see all this work being done. Because of band, I've been hanging around that part of campus for about 5 years. I was weird to see the parking tower go up where we used to practice. My current roomate and some other friends used to live in the Twin Towers. Now, all the buildings are coming down. I think it's cool that all the progress is going on, but it's weird to see all the familiar things going down.


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    I almost got a job at the credit union during the summer. Boy am I glad that fell through. Where is the Credit union right now?


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    It's in a trailer at the corner of Lewis and Johnston.


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    My wife and I are both UL(USL) grads and are wondering why Allumni are not allowed to join the UL Credit Union. I was told by a UL Credit Union employee that only UL staff and students can join.

    While a student I did not have money to join, now that I do have some money, I am told I can't join.

    Would be nice move for the Alumn to be able to join, don't you think?


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    That would be nice.
    Frankly, I was surprised to learn that UL students can now join the UL Credit Union.
    When I was in school the students were not allowed! Did the policy change under Dr. Savoie? I wouldn't be surprised.


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    Work being done on January 15, 2011

    Board road entrance to the job site.

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    Parking lot to the credit union almost gone

    credit-union-1-15

    Debris pile next to Bancroft Hall. Looks like they are still removing asbestos. The trailer next to the backhoe is for Insul-Tech and asbestos removal company.

    denbo-bancroft-debris

    Plumbing progressing on first dorm

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    Next phase of plumbing on first dorm

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    Foundation steel waiting on plumbing to be finished

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    Lots of work going on today Saturday January 22, 2011. A concrete crew, a plumbing crew and a demolition crew. Looks like they are waiting for a foundation crew for the parking garage as not much has happened there this week. They must be held up on another job.

    work-site


    Placing concrete for the foundation for Dorm Number 1

    placing-concrete

    Close up of the concrete pumping operation. The guy in the foreground with the diagonal strap across his back is the operator for the pumper truck. The operation is by remote control.

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    Getting ready to place a debris tarp on Bancroft Hall

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    Parking Garage site cleared and waiting for foundation crew.

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    These are from the evening of 1-26-11.

    The Credit Union and its parking lot are completely gone.
    Old Credit Union


    When the walls come tumblin' down!
    When the walls come crumblin' crumblin'!
    When the walls come tumblin' tumblin' down!

    They started tearing down Bancroft today.
    Bancroft


    They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot! (Ok, so I wouldn't call the band practice field paradise after spending 5 years marching on it.)
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    Also, I need a better camera.


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    Wow.......It's going to look extremely different.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBug58 View Post
    _ Wow.......It's going to look extremely different. _
    I've always considered this art of the outskirts of campus. (Even though I spent so much time on that band field and in Angelle Hall.) Before the tower was built, the only people around were those of us in band and the people around Angelle. I think once everything is completed its going to bring a lot more people to that side of campus, make it seem more like a main part of campus.

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