Gravel, insulation, and vapor barrier are installed to prepare for the new concrete slab. Follow @dukelibraries on Instagram or check out our Flickr site for more renovation photos and images from across the Libraries.

Gravel, insulation, and vapor barrier are installed to prepare for the new concrete slab. Follow @dukelibraries on Instagram or check out our Flickr site for more renovation photos and images from across the Libraries.

It’s Spring Break here at Duke, but work never stops on the Rubenstein Library renovation! The new columns in the stack core are complete for the lower level, and the concrete foundation slab is being poured. The exterior stone of the building is being cleaned, and the refurbished leaded-glass windows are being reinstalled. Meanwhile, the interior of the building is starting to take shape, as new walls are being framed and ductwork is going in. And for once, we have lovely weather for working outside!

More photos: More images of the Rubenstein Library renovation are available on our Flickr site, where we will be documenting our progress in pictures over the next few years.

Free earplugs are available at the Perkins Library Service Desk on the first floor for library users who are bothered by the renovation noise. We thank you for supporting our progress and apologize for any inconvenience.

Workers discuss how to enlarge the opening on the left, which will be the western portal of the new Photography Gallery.

Workers discuss how to enlarge the opening on the left, which will be the western portal of the new Photography Gallery.

Here’s a summary of the major work that will be done over the next two weeks.

Rubenstein Library Renovation Work (March 10-24)

1.) Exterior stone cleaning.
2.) Interior wall framing.
3.) Installation of refurbished windows.
4.) Conduit and ductwork installation.
5.) Continued work on column and floor framing.

In order to make all members of the Duke community aware of the major activities and potential noise issues associated with the Rubenstein Library renovation, we will be posting regular announcements of upcoming renovation work on this blog. If you have questions, please contact Aaron Welborn, Director of Communications, at 919-660-5816, or aaron.welborn@duke.edu.

 

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