Updating the Old
Universities across the country are giving facelifts to buildings that have housed generations of college students, installing today's modern comforts and updated wiring to accommodate the student must-haves today, such as the personal computer. The following UC residence halls have been renovated as follows:Dabney Hall, built in 1960 -- Dabney will open this fall with newly installed window air conditioners, updated plumbing, floor tile, all new furniture and new overhead lighting.
UC's investment: $450,000.
Calhoun Hall, built in 1967 -- Calhoun got a facelift in 2001 with new furniture, floor tile, updated closets, doorways and wiring.
UC's investment: Nearly $1.6 million.
Siddall Hall, built in 1964 -- Siddall Hall's mid-1960s furniture was all replaced in 2000. New floor tile and new lighting were also added.
UC's investment: $680,000.
Upgrades to Daniels Hall are scheduled for summer 2003.
UC's long-term housing plan, including renovations and construction of new housing, will lead to 4,025 beds by the year 2015, an addition of 1,300.
The total investment in the UC housing master plan will amount to about $151 million over 15 years.
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