Research shows the success of a bacterial community depends on its shape.
Renovations are underway on both the building's interior and exterior. Jackhammering to repair concrete on the first-floor facade will continue until May 16.
Workers will scrape, power-wash and paint the cylinder's exterior. Occupants in Building 33 whose windows face east are advised to close their windows.
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Waterproofing and backfilling of foundations for the graduate student housing may result in dust, mud and noise.
Placement of concrete on the second underground level is underway. Truck deliveries may affect vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic.
Preliminary testing of cleaning methods will be conducted this spring. Work this summer will include cleaning the dome and masonry, installing lighting replacements and opening the skylight.
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Concrete delivery and pouring may disrupt pedestrian and vehicular traffic and cause noise and some utility shutdowns.
Utility relocation work at the intersection of Main and Ames Streets is progressing south towards Amherst Street. Some parking may be eliminated and traffic rerouted from 7am to 3pm.
The installation of underground conduit duct banks will generate noise from machinery, trucks and equipment such as saws and jackhammers.
Demolition of the first-floor west corridor wall may cause noise outside the construction area.
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Steel sheeting driven in by the railroad tracks may disrupt the occupants of Buildings 44, 45 and 48. Underground utilities digging behind Buildings NW21, NW12, NW13, NW14 and NW15 may result in noise, dust and vibrations.
Concrete placement may generate noise and affect vehicular traffic. Activity on the Vassar Street duct bank may affect pedestrian traffic.
This information is provided by the Department of Facilities.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 9, 2001.