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Labor Day Appreciation

This Labor Day we’re thinking of all of the workers who have made Hale Library’s recovery and renovation possible. Due to their dedication, we were able to meet our goal of opening the first floor during the first week of classes. To all the workers, thank you!

A worker in a white hard hat uses a power tool that sprays a shower of sparks
A worker welds on Hale Library’s second floor.
Two men in white hard hats connect steel beams
Workers construct the new roof over Farrell Library.
Man on all fours with green laser running length of photo
One of the workers using a laser level in front of the limestone wall where whiteboards are now mounted on Hale’s first floor.
Man to left in white hard hat writes on table, man in right of frame in white hard had kneels to install electrical outlet
Two crew members work on opposite sides of a wall on the first floor of Hale Library.
Man in white hard hat cutting through wall with power tool
A worker on the first floor of Hale tearing down the wall to create the new entrance.
A man in a white hard hat scrapes putty along a wall
One of the drywalling crew works with the help of spotlights on Hale’s first floor.
A man in an orange hard hat using a sledgehammer to open up the wall
A worker taking down the sheetrock to create the new first floor entrance.
A man in a yellow hard hat writes on paper on stacks of wood
One of the workers on the first floor.
A group of people in hard hats on stilts working to put up ceiling grid
The first floor swarms with crew members from a dozen different subcontractors. They’re finishing lighting, drywall, painting, carpeting, and more.
Two men in white hats on platforms mud the ceiling
Two men mud the drywall by the sunflower entrance at Hale Library’s southeast corner. The doors at left open into the new Dave & Ellie Everitt Learning Commons. 
A worker in a yellow hard hat moves boxes off a truck ramp into Hale's first floor
A worker moves boxes into Hale Library’s first floor.
Man walks across floor scattered with construction materials
One of the crew members makes their way across the destruction on Farrell Library’s roof.

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