Schoolchildren learn about construction from Central District crew

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Campus News and News

Hilltop construction program
Construction in KU’s Central District is well underway: the Stouffer Place apartment buildings have mostly been demolished, the Burge Union has been razed, and the former soccer and softball fields are long gone.

One building in the center of the district still remains largely untouched. Hilltop Child Development Center sits in the middle of the construction area, and its students and their parents are treated to an ever-changing landscape each day.

Last month, students experienced the construction up close with a special program hosted by Clark Construction. The children each received a goodie bag from Northern Safety & Industrial, complete with a hard hat, green safety vest, safety goggles, and a copy of the book “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.” They also listened as the workers showed off the equipment and explained how they use it.

The photo below shows what the area north of Hilltop looks like at the moment. Eventually, a new parking garage and other new buildings will be built in this space.

Central District construction, May 2016

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