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Scaffolding and Science

Scenes from the summer construction season on campus

September-October 2007

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Byerly Hall is known to tens of thousands of would-be Harvard College students as the home of undergraduate admissions. No longer. Those offices having been relocated, the building is undergoing stem-to-stern renovation, from which it will emerge in the fall of 2008 as offices and meeting space for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s fellows, making Radcliffe Yard a compact, unified space for interdisciplinary research.

 

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering (at the center, above), one of two new, major Faculty of Arts and Sciences laboratory buildings, neared completion. Below the new courtyard, once a capacious hole (see "Deep Dig ," September-October 2005 issue, page 54), lie the LISE clean rooms and sensitive equipment (below).

 

Photograph by Jim Harrison

 

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The cavernous Malkin Athletic Center—home to several sports teams, a swimming pool, and fitness facilities—is the most heavily used venue for exercise on the Cambridge side of campus. It is being refitted with new systems, a new gym floor, reconfigured stairways, and a visitor-friendly lounge. Workers filled the central court with a forest of scaffolding (below).

Photograph by Jim Harrison