WMU East campus

2:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

WMU Completes East Campus Demolition

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The university will turn the remaining part of East Hall into a new alumni center; other parts of the property will be converted into green space.
KALAMAZOO, MI - "A milestone has been reach," Matt Brecker said Wednesday as he walked around Western Michigan University's redevelopment of East Campus. "We've completed the demolition, removal of all the debris and we're getting ready for new footings and foundations," said Brecker, project manger for The Christman Company, contractor for the East Campus redevelopment.
9:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Demolition Begins on Final Wing of WMU's East Hall

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Crews expect to have demolition work done by the end of August
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Workers began razing the remaining wing of East Hall on Tuesday - one of the final chapters in the demolition. Workers started at the north-most wall, with a Bierlein excavator reaching up to the roof's peak and pulling down the bricks. By Tuesday afternoon, the wall was gone down to the basement.
6:46 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Demolition Begins on Wings of WMU's East Hall

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The wings of East Hall were added in 1908 and 1909
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan University began demolition work on the south wing of East Hall Monday. The core of the historic building, the university's birthplace, is being preserved and turned into a $21 million Alumni Center, set to open in the Fall of 2015.
8:27 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Next Phase of East Campus Demolition Set to Begin

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Construction of East Hall to Begin in July. It will become a new alumni center
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University is scheduled to begin Phase 2 of the demolition on historic East Campus next week, according to a university spokeswoman. Workers began conducting abatement on the wings of East Hall this week. They are expected to finish with that process around the middle of next week, said Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations.
7:21 am
Wed March 26, 2014

WMU Releases Final Plans for New East Hall

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The project is scheduled to be completed by June, 2015
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - When the renovation of East Hall begins in May, construction materials will include a lot less glass and a lot more brick. That's according to the final plans for the $21 million redesign of WMU's birthplace, which were released Tuesday afternoon by Western Michigan University and TowerPinkster, the Kalamazoo-based architecture firm leading the project.

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