Every summer when the majority of campus heads home for a few months, Duquesne always has projects going to improve the school and grounds. This summer has been no different and I wanted to give an update on some of the things around campus.
The most visible difference is the landscaping project on the front lawn facing Forbes Avenue. Old trees were torn up to make room for a new gothic D created out of bushes. You can see in the photo that trees and plants were added to the left and right sides of the D.
Across Forbes Avenue, in the building that houses the Honors College, a new mural is currently being painted on the building’s side. I think that once it’s done, the mural will really brighten up the building and the area.
The parking garage underneath Brottier Hall has been is being renovated and construction begin last semester.
The “Bluff Street Promenade Project” is improving Bluff St on the area overlooking the Monongahela River and Southside. “The sidewalk on the South side of Bluff Street will have a curving walkway complete with lighted bollards, park benches and 18 landscaped pods. The north sidewalk will also get new street lights poles. Both will be handicap accessible.” (via duq.edu)
Finally, the library entrance hall underwent a renovation at the beginning of the summer. I don’t have any pictures of that, but new doors have been installed and the entrance has been redone.
Be sure to check out all these changes when you head back to campus in the fall. Do you have any photos of the ongoing projects at Duquesne? Send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!