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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Buried Treasure (Aug 9)


Construction Update for 8/09/2013

Buried Treasure

The ground composition changes from hard bedrock to organic peat where the Student Resident Hall is being constructed.  The East Tower is cut into the hillside by the Noyes Pavilion and sits on bedrock.  The Contractor excavated 6 feet of organic peat at West Tower to get down to solid ground.  Excavation for the commons area between the two Towers has been Glacial Till. Several large boulders have been uncovered in this glacial till.  Mendenhall Glacier has carried these boulders many miles and smoothing their corners as they go.  Twenty of these boulders, between 2-5 feet in diameter, have been saved and you will see them placed around campus in the coming years.  However, two of these boulders are 8 – 12 feet in diameter and are too large for a dump truck.  Keep posted in the coming weeks to see what we do with these two cool looking boulders.   

2013 08-09
2013 08-09

 

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