What’s happening to Guthrie Hall?
“Eh, what’s that you say? It’s a little noisy around here!” Guthrie Hall is now surrounded by scaffolding, as a project continues to replace all the bricks on the outside of the building. The bricks were actually just a decorative shell held to the building’s concrete core by metal brackets, which had weakening from corrosion. In an earthquake, the brackets could fail and the bricks could come tumbling down. New, more decorative bricks and better brackets are now being installed. The $4 million project began in June 2004 and is scheduled for completion in February 2005. See our website for more construction photos.