May 29, 2012 12:00AM
Right now, workers in Pittsburg State University’s Tanner Annex, are wading through miles of wires and a jumble of construction debris. By Aug. 1, however, the residence hall will be ready for students to check in for the fall semester.
Work began on the Tanner Annex remodeling project almost as soon as the last student moved out at the end of the spring semester. As part of the renovation, the sleeping rooms, bathrooms, corridors and common spaces will all receive new finishes. Additionally, work is taking place on the building’s mechanical systems.
The cost of the work on Tanner Annex is $2,003,100. Construction Services Bryant, Inc., (CSBI) is the general contractor.
The Tanner Annex project puts the university more than half way through its six-year, $12 million residential hall renovation plan, which began in 2009. When it is finished, each of PSU’s existing residence halls will have been updated for comfort, efficiency and aesthetics. In addition, the university built a new apartment-style housing complex, Crimson Commons, in 2010.
Tanner Annex is one of four 1950s-era residence halls on the north side of the campus. In 2013 and 2014, Dellinger and Nation Hall will undergo similar improvements.