On a crisp October day at Mirror Lake, senior Michael Madson surmises why dissolved solids in the lake have dropped in the past few months.
He discusses a few hypotheses with Audrey Sawyer, assistant professor of earth sciences. Could it be seasonal? Or manmade: The fact that the renovation of the lake is completed and construction work is no longer stirring up the lake’s sediment? Maybe it’s biological, caused by algae and plants growing in the lake. Or a more complicated possibility: The lake is currently supplied by both city water and groundwater from a limestone aquifer, and the...
The Historic Mirror Lake District that has been under construction since fall 2016, which included the renovation of Mirror Lake, Browning Amphitheater and Pomerene and Oxley halls, officially removed its fences Aug. 10. The project budgets were more than $69 million, collectively.
Fences have come down, walkways are clear and the iconic Mirror Lake is open on campus.
Video captured by Ohio State News shows the evolution of the new Mirror Lake after construction started in late 2016.
The historic Mirror Lake District renovation, which includes Baker Commons, Browning Amphitheater and Oxley and Pomerene Halls , aligns with the university’s campus master plan, Framework 2.0. The renovated Mirror Lake was designed with input from students, faculty and staff to be safer and more sustainable.
The new and improved Mirror Lake District will once again be open to the public. For the past two years, Mirror Lake has been under renovation with a focus on enhancing safety and sustainability. Click here to watch ABC6's story about about the work.
Construction of the centerpiece of the historic Mirror Lake District started in late 2016. The lake has remained largely empty since then – filled with backhoes and construction workers. That’s changing.
Work crews continue to install walkways, add landscaping and refine some of the features surrounding the new Mirror Lake. Now the area looks more like the iconic campus location that it was and less like a construction site. An opening date in mid-August is expected.
“I think the biggest change in my mind is it is going to look...
The construction team will soon be packing up its equipment, as renovations of the historic Pomerene Hall are nearing completion. Late May 2018 is the target date for the new tenants of the building to start moving in. Pomerene Hall will house Translational Data Analytics, the Undergraduate Data Analytics Major and the Department of History of Art. Read more about the project.
Pomerene Hall was featured as part of A&P Communications' video series, Buck-Eye View, which gives the audience an in-depth view of construction projects and historic buildings on The Ohio State University campus. View the...
Moving day is not far off for the new tenants of Pomerene Hall on the campus of The Ohio State University.
A tour last week reveals that more than a year of construction has turned one of the classic buildings on campus into a modern monument to advanced teaching and learning. Through the clamor of nail guns, circular saws and drills, the renovations are reaching their final stages.
The long-held tradition of jumping into Mirror Lake the Tuesday before the Ohio State-Michigan game came to an abrupt halt in 2015, where one student died from injuries sustained during the lake jump. Last year, the university started construction on the area, and this year, the re-development continues, with a finish date of summer 2018. Full story .
Construction cones and chain link fences may obscure some of the view of the historic Mirror Lake District , but the pace of progress is moving fast at the iconic setting on The Ohio State University campus.
“Most of the major demolition work is done. The next piece is to get the utilities in place. That includes sewer and electricity,” said University Landscape Architect Steve Volkmann.
Plans for the renovated Mirror Lake are moving forward after members of The Ohio State University Master Planning and Facilities Committee signaled their support of a plan to expand the scope of the historic campus location. The full Board of Trustees agreed with the changes Friday.
The planning committee reviewed updated renderings before voting to approve a $2.5 million increase in the Mirror Lake construction project. The additional funding will come from private donations and is for overlooks at Oval Drive and Neil Avenue and other amenities around the lake.