June 11, 2004
The first of the final series
of office moves began today with the Library Administration Department moving
into their new second floor suite.
June 10, 2004
New study tables and carrels
arrived this week and are being set up to replace the old furniture that
was used temporarily in the public areas of the Peace Wing. The majority
of Special Collections and University Archives was moved up to the new storage
room on the second floor.
May 28, 2004
Compact shelving is being installed
to maximize the space in the Special Collections storage room. Work also
continues in the research room where cherry wood display cases are being
May 11, 2004
Crown molding is now being installed
throughout the main floor. Walls on both the main floor and the second floor
are getting a splash of color as fresh paint is going up everywhere.
April 22, 2004
The south wall of the original
building now has new windows as well, and the installation of the new elevator
is complete. Work continues upstairs on the second floor, where a wheelchair
lift is being installed and some initial painting has begun.
April 7, 2004
Large sections of crown molding
are being installed on the second floor. On the ground level, several openings
for new windows have been cut out of the south wall, and work has begun
on the installation of the new elevator.
April 2, 2004
New windows and frames that will
match the style of the Peace Wing windows are being installed in the Bradshaw
Wing of the original building.
March 24, 2004
The old handicap accessible ramp
near the main entrance is being demolished to make way for a new one which
will be ADA compliant. Inside the original building, a special drill with
a 14 inch bit has been brought in to make a 40 foot hole below the new elevator
shaft. This hole will accommodate the piston which will raise and lower
March 22, 2004
The old windows and frames from
the Bradshaw Wing are being removed to make way for the new window system
which will be installed on both the north and south sides of the original
building. On the lower level, openings for new windows are being cut in
the wall on the south side which was recently exposed by the excavation
March 9, 2004
Excavation work continues on
the south side of the Library. In the basement, workers have begun to put
down raised metal flooring for easy access to power and data lines.
February 26, 2004
Fallen snow from the night before
gives the construction area a much more pristine appearance.
February 25, 2004
Excavation has begun on the south
side of the Library, and new windows have been installed on the front. Meanwhile,
renovation work continues throughout the interior of the old building.
February 10, 2004
Work continues on the second
floor as the members of the Special Collections Department pay a visit to
see their new office space.
January 23, 2004
The north and south walls are
being torn down to make room for the new windows that will go up on each
side of the Library. In the basement, the old CCLC area has been demolished
and will soon be replaced by the new instruction and presentation rooms.
Meanwhile, on the second floor, work continues on the new offices as sheetrock
walls are being installed.
January 12, 2004
With the third floor completely
gone, interior walls are being constructed on the now spacious second floor
for the future homes of Library Administration and Special Collections/Archives.
Elsewhere in the building, both demolition and new construction continue
as the project moves toward completion.
December 15, 2003
The final remnants of the third
floor (the window bay floors) are being demolished. On the heels of all
this demolition, a steady stream of debris is making its way from the second
floor to the dumpsters outside the Library. This process is clearing the
way for the installation of new air ducts for the HVAC system. In the meantime,
electrical contractors are removing old conduits and power lines from the
main floor and the basement.
December 12, 2003
The focus of construction/demolition
continues to be the second floor which, without a third floor above it,
is now much more spacious. The concrete border around the old third floor
is mostly gone, with the exception of the areas in the window bays. New
air ducts have been delivered and will soon be installed throughout the
December 3, 2003
Removal of the third floor began
in earnest this week. The metal flooring came down during the first half
of the week, with the concrete border soon to follow. New HVAC units were
installed in the attic, while the old mezzanine was finally brought down
on the main floor.
November 25, 2003
Over Thanksgiving break, demolition
continued in the original building. The old chimney and the elevator shaft
were razed to the ground. Meanwhile, on the third floor, final preparations
were made for the removal of the metal flooring and its concrete border.
November 18, 2003
The last of the old interior
walls on the main floor have been torn down. Upstairs, demolition is under
way in the Special Collections/Archives area of the second floor. The third
floor is still mostly intact, but will be removed in the near future.
November 6, 2003
Both demolition and new construction
continue on the main floor. Meanwhile, the basement has taken on a new look,
as most of the interior walls have been torn down. The old elevator was
cut loose from its cables and allowed to drop to the bottom of the shaft.
October 22, 2003
Most of the major demolition
on the main floor has been completed. New construction continues and has
spread to other areas.
September 22-October 3, 2003
The original library building
has been completely vacated and demolition work is well under way. The focus
of this work has shifted to the main floor where workers are taking down
everything except the exterior walls and the main support columns. Some
new construction has even begun in the rear section near the new Peace Wing.
September 8-19, 2003
Now that it is unoccupied by
library faculty and staff, full-scale demolition has begun in the basement
of the old building. On the main and upper floors, the Special Collections
and Systems Departments were still in the process of moving to the new wing.
They represent the final stage of the overall move. However, even though
these floors were still partially occupied, construction crews were able
to begin limited demolition in these areas.
Throughout the months of September
and October, work has continued to complete the atrium area and its central
staircase. Slate has been laid on the steps and landings of the staircase,
and glass panels and stainless steel handrails have replaced the temporary
plywood on the staircase and around the upper level of the atrium.
September 1-5, 2003
Most of the move is now complete,
with only a small portion of the collection and two library departments
still in the old building. By now, the entire Peace Wing is open to the
public. Patrons are able to fully explore both levels, thus getting their
first taste of what the new James B. Duke Library will be like.
August 25-29, 2003
A small section of the lower
level of the Peace Wing was opened to the public on August 25. This area
included the Circulation and Reference Desks and some of the public research
computers. Library faculty, staff, and student assistants retrieved items
for patrons upon request. At this point, the collection is still in the
process of being moved and most of the new wing is still closed to the public.
Technical Services moved into their new temporary office area, as other
library departments prepared for moves which will take place over the coming
days and weeks.
August 18-22, 2003
The library closed to the public
on August 20 to begin a week-long process of relocating essential services
to the Charlie Peace Wing. The Circulation Desk, the Reference Desk, and
the public research computers were all moved to their new homes for 2003-04.
Concrete walkways were laid to the new temporary entrances of the library
and the CCLC. The atrium lighting was also installed. In the old building,
work was begun towards the removal of access panels in the second and third
floors. A large forklift on the main floor will be used to expedite the
relocation of books, furniture, etc. from the upper floors by bringing them
down through these new access holes that were conveniently designed into
the original building.
August 16, 2003
In preparation for the first
stages of the move into the new wing, construction work has continued over
the weekend prior to the beginning of the move.
August 14, 2003
Just a few days before "the big
move" is set to begin, the new Charlie Peace Wing is quickly transforming
into a habitable environment. The installation of windows and carpet certainly
help to give it a more hospitable appearance. The library faculty and staff
take one final hardhat tour of what will be their new home for the next
July 24, 2003
Construction continues at a rapid
pace as various crews work steadily to get the new wing ready for occupancy.
July 14, 2003
Dr. Tom Kazee, Vice-President
of Academic Affairs and Dean, joined Dr. Janis Bandelin, Director of Libraries,
for a tour of the construction site.
June 20, 2003
The outside of the new wing is
taking shape as more and more bricks go up on the exterior walls. On the
inside, the installation of sheetrock is beginning to give form to the interior
May 9, 2003
These pictures were taken during
the library staff hardhat tour (see below). They focus on the central staircase,
the roof work, and the preparation of the exterior walls for the bricks
that will be going up soon.
May 9, 2003
The library staff split up into
two groups for a "hardhat" tour of the new wing. Dr. Janis Bandelin (Director
of Libraries) led one group while John Payne (Associate Director) led the
April 28, 2003
Slate tiles are being laid on
the roof of the new wing. Library patrons have ring-side seats in the rear
section of each floor of the original building.
March 24, 2003
The interior of the new wing
is starting to take shape. Concrete slabs have been poured all across the
ground floor. Electrical conduits and water pipes are being run all throughout
the building. One of the staircases is already being installed. Up above,
the roof is nearing completion and some of the upper walls are being bricked
February 3, 2003
Metal decking is beginning to
close in the new wing as the first layers of the roof go up.
January 23, 2003
Snow covers the Charlie Peace
wing after a late January winter storm.
January 14, 2003
Director of Libraries Janis
Bandelin, Associate Director John Payne, and Director of Capital Construction
Mary Pat Crozier took a walking tour of the construction site. With the
steel framework all but completed, the focus of the building project is
beginning to shift to other areas.
December 16, 2002
The steel framework of the
new wing is nearing completion. The area that will become the atrium in
the middle of the new library is starting to take shape.
November 4, 2002
The interior section of the
new wing is beginning to appear. Despite a number of rainy days, the steel
frame for this part of the addition has been going up at a steady pace.
Insulation is also being installed in the roof of the first section to
be raised (near the Charles E. Daniel Dining Hall).
October 14, 2002
The frame of the new wing continues
to take shape as more girders go up. The installation of metal decking
also provides a sense of where the floors will be.
October 1, 2002
The second set of structural
steel girders have arrived and are ready to be erected.
August 27, 2002
The first structural steel
girders were put in place.
July 8-August 26, 2002
Footings for the new Charlie
Peace Wing were poured. Retaining walls were erected around the perimeter,
giving the campus community their first look at the outlines of the new
July 1-5, 2002
The area behind the existing
library was graded and levelled to prepare for the construction of the
June 24-28, 2002
Debris from the demolition
of the former rear section of the library was removed. Asbestos removal
June 17-21, 2002
Early Monday morning, the supports
were removed and the roof over the former Government Documents area was
allowed to drop. Asbestos removal on the rear half of the library was
begun. Demolition continued.
June 10-14, 2002
Demolition of the back of the
library continued. A construction wall was erected between the front of
the library and the demolition/construction area (formerly Government
Documents) to block all dust and as much noise as possible. An enormous
concrete saw was used to cut through the roof over the former Government
June 3-7, 2002
The Government Documents shelves
were moved into the area formerly occupied by the Reference Office. Government
Maps were moved to the area by Leisure Reading. Demolition of the back
of the library began. Marketing and Public Relations moved to Montague
Village. The Copy Center remains in the basement of the library.
May 29, 2002:
The Reference Office was demolished!
April 1, 2002:
The Reference and Cataloging
Offices moved to their location for the next 18 months. The Reference
Office is now located in the hallway behind the Circulation Desk. The
Cataloging Office is now on the 3rd floor in the space formerly occupied
by Institutional Planning and Research.