While there has been progress made, the timeline for completion of all of the public flooring changes will no longer be by the end of the summer. With that said, let’s tell you where we have made progress.
The 4th floor lobby is open. There are a few small details left, but if you have been up there I think you will agree it looks great! The addition of ceramic as a boarder around the room makes the space look larger, and the wear and tear on those high traffic areas will be much less as we move forward.
3rd & 4th floor bathrooms – The new tile work is almost completed and once the partitions are installed they will be ready for use again. We hope to have that ready by mid-week next week.
3rd floor carpeting – The North side is open. Much of the furniture that can be, has been put back including the serpentine tables (which also received some maintenance improvements as a plus!) They will be electrified shortly. They are working on the South side and things are moving along now that they have a good system. They anticipate being done by mid to end of next week.
Bookworms – There is a small section of Bookworms that is missing tile due to some water damaged wood. It has obviously not affected services but if you noticed it, we hope to have that all set soon.
Plaza Level – Once the crews finish up on the third floor, they will come down to the Plaza Level and work in the space behind the iDesk. There will be minimal service interruptions during that time, however staff that work back there will be relocated temporarily. If you need to contact the staff, including the reserve staff, we suggest e-mailing them as the most direction option. You can also stop at the iDesk and they can give you their temporary locations.
During this time, the Auriemma Reading Room will be closed to patrons. We know this is a popular spot but it will temporarily hold furniture and staff that needed to be moved from the office areas. We expect it will be closed through August 7th.
Level 1 – The next area they will begin work on is the area around the main staircase on level 1. This will be orchestrated to allow as much access to the floor during this time.
We thank you so much for your patience through this project!