Major Campus Landscaping Project Underway Outside Hogan Center

New lawn, seating areas will beautify — and transform — busy ‘crossroads’ of campus

June 3rd, 2011 by 


Slide 1. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 2. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 3. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 4. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 5. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 6. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 7. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 8. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 9. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 10. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 11. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 12. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 13. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 14. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 15. Image by Christian Santillo


Slide 16. Image by Christian Santillo

Typically, the walkways outside the Hogan Campus Center and above the stairways leading to lower campus are crowded with students, staff, and faculty hurrying to classes, meetings, and other responsibilities.

The end of the academic year has cut down on the pedestrian traffic, but the scene has never been busier — or noisier. Bulldozers, tractors, and construction vehicles are at work on an extensive landscaping renovation project.

Excavation, roadway removal, new construction, and replanting throughout the summer will result in a beautiful new space designed to enhance opportunities for outdoor gatherings and student events.

A major component of the Campus Master Plan, the landscaping project’s centerpiece will be a sweeping new lawn. Surrounding the lawn will be curvilinear walks and a “seating wall” consisting of granite and brick. The area will also feature new energy efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs).

The project also involves removing the wooden “V” stairs between Memorial Plaza and Hogan Road, and replacing them with an attractive set of granite stairs.

Work began May 31, and is expected to be completed by mid-August. A fence surrounding the construction site has closed off the area between Dinand Library, Smith Hall and Hogan. Customary building entrances have also been closed during the construction. Alternate pedestrian routes are indicated on maps posted around campus, and visitors are encouraged to allow extra travel time to walk to destinations.

View the artist’s rendering »

Watch construction of the landscaping renovation in real time via our webcam »

| More
Tags
Categories
News, Photo Galleries
Sort By:
or
10/30/14 ‘Two Holy Cross alumni are on the Frontlines of the Ebola Virus’
10/30/14 Unity Week Events to Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion at Holy Cross
10/28/14 Holy Cross Athletic Teams Lead Nation In Graduation Success Rate
10/28/14 Professional New York Laptop Ensemble Sideband to Perform at Holy Cross
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion

Watch Video >
See video
Environmental Champion Slottje ’89 on Crusade to Protect America Against Fracking

Watch Video >
See video
Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

11/02/2014

Sideband Laptop Ensemble

See More >
11/11/2014

Holy Cross Chamber Players

See More >
11/23/2014

Holy Cross Chapel Artist Series: Music of Christopher Willcock, S.J.

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

10/30/14

‘Two Holy Cross alumni are on the Frontlines of the Ebola Virus’

ABC News | NBC News | Newsweek | Boston Herald

Anthony Fauci ’62, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has been the go-to expert for many national news outlets since the Ebola virus...

10/23/14

‘Holy Cross Professors Take Students on In-Depth Study of Holocaust Sites in Central Europe’

AJCU's Connections

In the October issue of Connections, an online publication of the Associations of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, two College of the Holy Cross professors were  featured...

10/10/14

‘Holy Cross’ Sean Gustin never rests’

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette profiled College of the Holy Cross student Sean Gustin ’16  as a stand out scholar- athlete who is a member of both the Crusader...