If you’ve happened by Helen C. White Hall recently, you may have noticed ropes, scaffolding, and the sound of drilling. After forty years of faithful service to the university, the building’s exterior is getting a bit of work done. Building Restoration Corporation has been hired to repair any weakening concrete on the exterior of the building. They’ve begun work on the façade and will continue all of the way around the site until the job is finished. Crews will be working throughout the fall semester. The expected completion date is December 23rd.
Sometime in October, the “curtain wall” marking the entrance to College Library will also be removed and replaced. This involves removing the large glass panels, installing new metalwork, and inserting new panes of glass. Upon completion, the building will be more secure and ready for another half-century of use by students attending UW-Madison.
It’s difficult to say where and when drilling may occur. We suggest bringing headphones if you plan to study at the library between 7am and 6pm.