Photo Updates

July 2014

A worker engraves the name of the Sumner M. Redstone Building.
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The building name is engraved at the entrance to the law school
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June 2014

A view of the Redstone Building
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A large classroom on the first floor
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Second floor dining area and lounge
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Student lockers on the fourth floor lockers

 

March 2014

A 115-seat classroom on the second floor of the Redstone Building
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A view of the exterior of the glass-enclosed Winter Garden and main entrance to the Redstone Building
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A view of the Redstone Building from the George Sherman Student Union
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December 2013

A massive emergency generator is hauled to the BU Law campus by a semi-trailer for installation in the Sumner M. Redstone Building
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The emergency generator is hoisted by a crane from the semi-trailer up onto the Redstone Building.
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Skansksa employees guide the emergency generator from the crane onto the floor of the Redstone Building.
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The emergency generator is installed.
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October 2013

Dean O'Rourke speaks to a packed tent of alumni and friends to celebrate the new Sumner M. Redstone Building. Redstone Celebration
Representatives from Bruner/Cott show alumni the Sumner M. Redstone building model. Redstone Building Model
Representatives from Bruner/Cott give a hard hat tour of the building in progress to alumni. Redstone Celebration
A sneak preview of the facade mockup of the new Redstone building. Representatives from Bruner/Cott give a hard hat tour to alumni.

 

September 2013

The winter garden will be a glass-enclosed atrium that will serve as the heart and social hub of the new Redstone Building. The main entrance to the law school will face the School of Theology, bringing visitors into the winter garden.

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A view from the second floor facing into a 60-person classroom.

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View of the Charles River from the second floor of the Redstone Building. view

Third floor of the Redstone Building.

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August 2013

Members of the BU Law Building Planning Committee (Dean O'Rourke pictured below), as well as the Skanska and Bruner/Cott teams, sign the ceremonial beam in a traditional "Topping Off" ceremony on August 12. Watch it being hoisted into position here. signing beam
The signed beam, bearing the American flag, is hoisted into place at the top of the Redstone Building. bu law topping off ceremony
Afterwards, everyone gathered for a celebratory lunch in the future site of the Wintergarden, which will serve as the new entrance to the law school. lunch
Ring Lounge has become part of the construction zone, and a new space on the 17th floor is being renovated before students return to serve as a study lounge. ring lounge
A view from the ground floor of the Redstone Building site. bu law tower

 

July 2013

In just six months, construction of the Redstone Building has progressed rapidly. Top photo from January, bottom photo from July bu law construction

 

June 2013

In a combined effort with Mass Wildlife, BU and Skanska, this young red-tailed hawk (who is too young to fly) and his mother were rescued and relocated from the tower. The noise, dust and proximity to humans posed a risk to the well-being of these protected birds. The entire nest was relocated to the roof of the nearby Arts & Sciences building, where the birds are happily exploring their new home. Photo and caption courtesy of Skanska USA - New England. red tailed hawk
Powerwashing of the tower's façade has begun! Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid Alissa Leonard captured the team at work outside of her office window on Wednesday, June 18. washing windows
The team has commenced placing the structural steel work for the Redstone Building. steel redstone building construction
Making progress! The third floor, which will house the extension of the Pappas Law Library, is in place. redstone building construction

 

 

May 2013

Dean O'Rourke and Mike Cullagh of Skanska tour the construction site of the future Sumner M. Redstone Building maureen o'rourke mike cullagh
With Commencement around the corner and students away for the summer, the most intense phase of construction has begun. construction
Scaffolding is being installed on the north and west sides of the law tower. bu law tower scaffolding
The steel will soon start going up to form the frame of the Redstone Building. bu law building construction

 

February 2013

Students, faculty and staff gathered in Barristers Hall to toast the main phase of the Restone Building's construction. redstone building bu law
Attendees were able to mingle and check out the building model, as well as several architect renderings of the new facility. bu law redstone building model
Representatives from Skanska, Compass Project Management, Bruner/Cott and BU were on hand to answer questions about how construction and Law Tower renovation will impact the BU Law community over the next year and a half. bu law construction reception

 

January 2013

During Intersession, work began with equipment mobilization to the site, followed by installation of pressure-injected footings and foundation work. bu law construction
Other site prep included installation of directional signage and temporary access ramps. bu law construction
To enable this foundation work, the outdoor stairs nearest to the law school (on Marsh Chapel’s west side) have been closed. Pedestrian access to Commonwealth Avenue are available via stairs and a ramp on the chapel’s east side. bu law construction
Foundation work will continue through the spring. bu law construction
   

 

November 2012

Removal of the archival research entrance to Mugar Library is complete. bu law construction
The doors to the first floor patio are now permanently closed, as Skanska is scheduled to begin demolishing the patio stairs this month.
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October 2012

A new sidewalk providing temporary access to the School of Theology northwest door is being regraded and paved. construction
   
Demolition of Gotlieb Archival Resarch Center entrance to Mugar Library and patio stairs begins. bu law construction
   

 

 

Summer 2012

Pre-excavation work is undertaken to prepare for the installation of the new building foundation. advising

A Pappas Law Library window is examined to determine the optimal way to replace all the windows in the Law Tower.

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