SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Construction activity, major renovations, office projects, etc. in the Central Corridor -- defined by the area south of Delmar Avenue and North of Interstate 44/55.
User avatar
symphonicpoet
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 339
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:00 am
Location: La Vide Poche
Contact:

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by symphonicpoet » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:50 am

Agreed to both the above: a shade or two darker would surely help a little and I absolutely believe it's an LED problem. You have to get into some fairly expensive light engines before LED's start to look anything other than harsh.



User avatar
symphonicpoet
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 339
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:00 am
Location: La Vide Poche
Contact:

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by symphonicpoet » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:47 pm

How on earth do you fireproof a structure like that? Sure, the stair and elevator towers are concrete, but if a fire becomes established on a lower or intermediate floor (and I distinctly recall a lot of things burning when I was a student in a dorm) and heat or smoke penetrates the emergency exits . . . there's got to be something. I'm googling about a bit, but if anyone actually already knows I'm interested. (Serious engineering question from a non-engineer.)

flipz
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 326
Joined: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:58 am

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by flipz » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:24 am



Those columns are a bit dense for my taste although the structure looks pretty cool unfinished and exposed.

User avatar
symphonicpoet
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 339
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:00 am
Location: La Vide Poche
Contact:

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by symphonicpoet » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:18 pm

flipz wrote:Those columns are a bit dense for my taste although the structure looks pretty cool unfinished and exposed.


I don't expect you can get the same free span from timber or composites that you can from steel. At least not without a really deep truss. So they probably need a lot more columns than you would with steel, but if they're all lighter and just bolt in place as easily as they seem to . . .

SOM has apparently been investigating tall timber structures pretty closely, but it didn't look to me like they'd solved the safety issues to their own satisfaction. Their study was a year or two old, so maybe they or someone else have solved it since.

Have to agree that it's pretty. Interesting project.


chaifetz10
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 846
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Shaw Neighborhood

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by chaifetz10 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:27 am

Grand Hall has been topped out.

Link to SLU article.

Image

User avatar
framer
Life Member
Life Member
Posts: 6190
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:50 pm
Location: University City

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by framer » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:17 am

I'm surprised SLU didn't make the construction workers wear pointy green hard-hats.

User avatar
symphonicpoet
Full Member
Full Member
Posts: 339
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:00 am
Location: La Vide Poche
Contact:

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by symphonicpoet » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:51 pm

framer wrote:I'm surprised SLU didn't make the construction workers wear pointy green hard-hats.


:mrgreen: Awesome!

User avatar
wabash
Life Member
Life Member
Posts: 2453
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:04 pm
Location: Brooklyn

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by wabash » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:20 pm

The second of the two - Grand Hall - is coming along nicely. They're removing the tower crane from the site today.

Nice to see SLU investing in it's built environment.

STLrainbow
Super Member
Super Member
Posts: 846
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:22 am

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by STLrainbow » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:25 pm

We need another crane erection asap... can't let things go limp!

User avatar
framer
Life Member
Life Member
Posts: 6190
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:50 pm
Location: University City

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by framer » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:49 pm

These two buildings add some nice visible bulk to Midtown, but I sure would like to see some more modern buildings in the mix. All the red brick is kinda dreary.

User avatar
wabash
Life Member
Life Member
Posts: 2453
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:04 pm
Location: Brooklyn

Re: SLU to build two new residence halls by 2017

Unread post by wabash » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:29 pm

Image


Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests