Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kishnani: Never Ending Construction

After visiting Old Chem today (which was SO COOL), I looked more into the renovation project and discovered that in addition to renovating the Old Chem Building, the University is adding more undergraduate housing to the campus.

Old Chem was opened in 1903 and was built because of Jane Stanford's vision for her campus. The building miraculously withstood both the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes without too much damage. The building was closed in 1987, however, because it was deemed a structural and fire hazard and has been boarded-up ever since.

The building, now 116 years old, has been approved for a $66.7 million renovation to convert it into a science teaching and learning center.

In addition, Stanford wants to add 344 new beds to Manzanita Park and Lagunita Court in the effort to increase it's undergraduate population.

Read more about it here!

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