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    Quote Originally Posted by BeauCajun View Post
    _ Does anyone know what the plans are for the area that these dorms occupy once demo is complete? _
    More new dorms.

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    Demolition of Huger, Baker, Bonin and Evangeline should start in earnest next week. Griffin would not have moved two large pieces of equipment on site just to let them sit.

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    Evangeline hall soon to be renovated.

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    Truss joist for new Huger Hall stored on Boucher Street near old Huger hall.

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    New Baker Hall on June 11, 2011

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    Arches on new Baker Hall, similar to arches on many of the older buildings on campus.

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    New Baker on left, Hamilton to the rear and middle and New Huger (I assume) on right.

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    Parking garage on June 11, 2011

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    Mc Kinley street facade on June 11, 2011. The guys in the lift are placing high performance caulking in the joints between the precast panels.

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    This is exciting.

    Thanks for the weekend update.


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    I found out today that D-Day for completion of new Baker and the Parking Garage is August 11. It aught to be interesting to see if they make it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelmutVII View Post
    _ I found out today that D-Day for completion of new Baker and the Parking Garage is August 11. It aught to be interesting to see if they make it. _
    Major disruption if they don't as the Housing office already has people scheduled to be living in new Baker. Given what I've seen from this contractor and the talk around campus, would really surprise if they don't meet their deadline.

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    Asbestos removal continues at Old Baker, Huger, Bonin and Evangeline so not too much to see there. I am assuming the second dorm being built behind Hamilton is New Huger hall I will call it that until I know otherwise. These are some photos of that building

    Hamilton Hall is on the right with the parking garage in the middle and to the rear

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    New Huger hall at the corner of Tulane and Taft

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    New Baker on the left Hamilton to the rear and middle and new Huger on the right. The brick work on New Baker is almost finished. I saw about 6 airless paint sprayers either finished or ready to go and there were some ceiling fans installed on the fourth floor.

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    New Baker hall on 6-18-11. A precast double "T" floor slab section is being delivered for the parking garage. Less and less material and storage units on this part of the site. They are starting to complete the drainage culverts and inlets. You can really see the difference between the cleaned and uncleaned brick work.

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    Cleaning the brick veneer. Note the arches at the entrance. They will be placing concrete for the entry porch soon and then placing decorative columns around the steel in the foreground. The decorative columns are stored on site.

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    Parking garage on 6-18-11

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    Ready to lift a precast double "T" section.

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    Flying it into place. Note the guy on the ground with a tag line. Good thing it wasn't too windy today.

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    Almost there and ready to catch.

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    Muscling the section into place. Safety inspector must be off today, he doesn't have his yellow vest on.

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    There it is.

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    They will be building out the middle section and the west section together because the crane won't have enough room to swing.


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    Location of the next piece. A vertical section.

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    Here it is. Waiting to be rigged for lifting.

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    Flying into place.

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    There it is. the guy on the manlift is waiting for them to attach and brace so he can remove the rigging. He's not crazy as he has a parasol rigged up for some shade. It was prety hot out there today.

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    It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to rig and place a section. The trucks don't hang around long as there is not much room for them. The driver gets out of the truck only to secure tie downs and blocking. They didn't take time to go to the can.


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    This is like a sporting event . . . and UL is winning.

    Thanks for the updates . . . and play by play.


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    Asbestos abatement still going on at the old dorms so not much to show there.

    This is a view of New Huger from Tulane avenue. Hamilton Hall is to the right.

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    View of new Huger at the corner of Tulane Ave and Taft.

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    New Baker Hall on June 25, 2011

    A Double "T" section for the parking garage is being delivered in the lower middle. There is less room for the transports to turn around. They may have to start backing in from Taft Street.

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    Basket Weave brick work under arch on new Baker Hall.

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    Erection of parking garage precast sections is close to being finished.

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    Flying in a column section.

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    Securing the column section
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    Waiting for a double "T" section. Welder in the background is welding the sections together. There are embed plates in the concrete sections that match up to plates in adjacent sections. They weld them together to secure the building.

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    Flying in the double "T" section

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    Almost there

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    Double "T" section in place after a few adjustments.
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    Welding the new section into place to secure it.

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    View of parking garage as seen from Angelle Hall driveway
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    Amazing

    Thanks.


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    I have been going on a nightly walk on campus for years. I use the stairs on the Taft Street parking garage for a little extra work. That's how I found the vantage point for the photos I have been taking. Tonight I did the usual walk and when I got to the top of the Taft street parking garage stairs, I noticed that the railing had been hit by one of the concrete sections as they were swinging it into place. It wasn't too bad but I'm sure it got their attention. I was wondering if that was going to happen because they were getting pretty close on Saturday.


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    Serious work this past week.

    New Huger as seen from the Tulane Taft intersection

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    Is the parking temporary or the faculty/staff temporary. Maybe the English Department should proof read all signs in the future.

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    New Baker Hall on July 2, 2077

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    Finishing up roof vents and and hip caps on New Baker Hall.

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    Entrance to new Baker Hall. Concrete for the porch is placed with brick bases for columns completed. The decorative columns are in the foreground between the man lift and the job shack.

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    Erection of the Parking garage was finished on Friday and they are moving the crane out today.

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    Parking Garage really close to Angelle Hall.

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    Rigging down the crane used to erect the parking garage. Not much of anything else on the storage yard. I would suspect they will be cleaning up next week. They are placing a new job shack on University avenue to replace the one seen here. D Day for move in is August 11 less than 6 weeks from today.

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    Now that the crane is being moved out they won't require as much room to work. They have promised the band director the field for August 11. I have been told that it will be sodded and sprinkled.


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    Time for monthly comparison

    January 2, 2011

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    July 2, 2011

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    And they are STILL NOT FINISHED with the softball stadium!!!!


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    Two Words: STATE CONTRACT

    whatever will did will this bid, we must repeat.


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