Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
Interior demolition of the building will cause dust and noise, as well as requiring occasional shutdowns of Building 18 utilities. Project completion: August 2003.
NW30 (Graduate residence)
Pile installation during the next few weeks will cause noise in the surrounding area. Project completion: August 2001.
Drilling of holes for tiebacks (underground wire cables that serve as temporary supports for the slurry walls) will cause noise and vibration. Truck traffic could cause delays on Vassar and Main Streets. Project completion: Fall 2003.
Excavation of a fire protection main across Massachusetts Avenue will close part of the sidewalk in front of Building 9 and affect traffic using the service road at Building W20.
This information is provided by the Department of Facilities. For more information, see http://web.mit.edu/facilities/www/construction/.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 15, 2000.