Residence hall renovation continues with Watterson
Renovation work is about to get underway at Watterson Towers, which opened in 1968 and is home to approximately 2,200 students. The hall will remain open during work that is set to begin in March and includes exterior repairs to the facade as well as interior upgrades. The work is expected to be completed in August of 2012.
Beyond updating the building’s overall appearance, the project includes addressing several major deferred maintenance items, insulating the elevator breezeways, expanding the sprinkler system, and adding wireless capability throughout the facility.
Students will especially appreciate updates planned for the bathrooms, installation of overhead lights in the rooms, and the replacement of furniture with beds that can be positioned at multiple heights.
Watterson is the sixth residence hall to be renovated as part of the University’s long range plan. For additional information about the ongoing work, visit http://www.housing.ilstu.edu/.
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