Update for the two weeks beginning March 19 and 26, 2018
Dartmouth is undertaking a capital project to demolish Gilman Hall, former home to the biological sciences department, before it relocated to the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center in 2010. The building is in poor condition and will be razed March - May, 2018. An adjacent building, Dana Hall, former home to the biomedical library, is in good condition and will be renovated to provide faculty offices, reading/study space for students, and a graduate student lounge.
What is Happening:
- Roof abatement is complete.
- Brick and block removal by hand is currently taking place over the Electron Microscope facility.
- Exterior abatement, removal of exterior brick, and block removal by machine will continue in sections through March.
- Removal of the roof is underway with the penthouse structure and greenhouse slab occuring during the first two weeks of March.
- Removal of the building structure, foundation walls, and basement slab will continue into May.
- Site grading and cleanup will begin in May, 2018.
What to Expect:
- Regular weekday hours will be from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Be aware of vehicles leaving and entering the construction site through marked gates. The two most active gates will be on College Street and at the bridge between Remsen and Kellogg.
- The one-way road between the McLaughlin Cluster and Gilman is closed for the duration of the project. Pedestrians will be directed to use sidewalks along College Street in order to travel between the central campus and the Life Sciences Center and Geisel School of Medicine.
- Access to the parking spaces on the north side of the McLaughlin cluster dorms will be accessed through the Maynard Parking Lot connection. Dartmouth Recycling (FOM) will also access this area via Maynard Lot.
Please send any questions or comments to Planning Design & Construction.
For more details and project photos, visit the Gilman Demolition page.