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Westlake construction winding down

Construction is almost complete on the expansion of Westlake Hall. Great strides were made over the winter months. 

New clock faces were installed last December in Westlake Hall’s iconic tower. Above, from left, JAKE McCOY ’08, ’13; CODY GERDES ’06; Bill Brown; and Kent Grigsby prepare the new clock faces. Visit bradley.edu/hilltopics/go/clocktower to view a video of the clocktower. After the installation, the new, brighter clock faces and the new copper dome replicate the original dome, which was removed during the early stages of work on the century-old building.

Exterior work, such as sidewalks connecting with the quad, is ongoing, helped by mild winter and spring weather. Workers soon will begin the new Glenwood Avenue extension, which will connect with the cul-de-sac by the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Interior work continued on ceiling tiles, flooring, painting, cabinetry, and doors. Custom wood planking is being installed on the auditorium walls and the main corridors of the addition. The atrium, shown above, features a unique handrail system. Furniture and equipment will be moved into the building in May. Photography by Duane Zehr