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Construction on Newhouse III set to begin Oct. 17
Construction on Newhouse III set to begin Oct. 17October 17, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
Construction preparations for the Newhouse III building are set to begin today, Oct. 17, according to Syracuse University’s Office of Design and Construction (ODC). A construction fence will be erected and the Q6 parking lot will be closed. Permit holders who previously parked in the Q6 lot have already been assigned to other lots. The construction fence will go down the middle of the Newhouse plaza and will wrap around the perimeter of the construction site.
Once the fence is up, a survey crew will take measurements and identify exact locations for foundations. Work will also commence to relocate the five satellite dishes next to Newhouse II. Two of the dishes will be relocated to the roof of Newhouse II. One (a dish serving radio station WAER) will be moved to the roof of Shaw Hall. The two remaining dishes will be decommissioned and placed in storage. Excavation will commence in mid-November.
Renowned New York City-based architecture firm Polshek Partnership Architects will undertake the design and construction of Newhouse III, a 74,000-square-foot addition to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, which currently includes Newhouse I and II. Highlights of the expansion will include an executive education suite, a new media research center and a large interdisciplinary newsroom.
The official groundbreaking for Newhouse III is slated for Nov. 12. The project is scheduled for completion in August 2007.