Martin Hall (view as slideshow)

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The original wooden cornice around the gutters was in great need of repair.
Rotten wood made for easy holes once construction began.
Crew members replace the wooden gutter boxes high above the ground.

The original wooden cornice around the gutters was in great need of repair.

Rotten wood made for easy holes once construction began.

Crew members replace the wooden gutter boxes high above the ground.

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Workers scrape paint from the gutters and cornice.
The wooden cornice was stripped of all paint during construction.
Repairs to the wooden framing system were made around the building.

Workers scrape paint from the gutters and cornice.

The wooden cornice was stripped of all paint during construction.

Repairs to the wooden framing system were made around the building.

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New copper gutters were installed.
A fresh coat of paint adds the finishing touches to an area of repaired gutters.
The cupola atop Martin Hall awaits its repairs.

New copper gutters were installed.

A fresh coat of paint adds the finishing touches to an area of repaired gutters.

The cupola atop Martin Hall awaits its repairs.

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Joints on the cupola's lead-coated copper dome were soldered to prevent future leaks and damage.
Scaffolding was erected so crews could access the cupola.
Workers climbed to the top of the building each day to begin work.

Joints on the cupola's lead-coated copper dome were soldered to prevent future leaks and damage.

Scaffolding was erected so crews could access the cupola.

Workers climbed to the top of the building each day to begin work.

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Equipment and workers adorn the top of Martin Hall.
Significant water damage was found at the base of the cupola's dome.
Years of water damage had rotted much of the wood.

Equipment and workers adorn the top of Martin Hall.

Significant water damage was found at the base of the cupola's dome.

Years of water damage had rotted much of the wood.

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Workers use infrared heat guns to soften the paint, which was then scraped off by hand.
The cupola roof awaits fresh paint.
Paint was removed from the entire structure.

Workers use infrared heat guns to soften the paint, which was then scraped off by hand.

The cupola roof awaits fresh paint.

Paint was removed from the entire structure.

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New structural beams were added to the cupola.
New redwood details replaced the damaged detail woodwork along the top.
A crew member inspects the new redwood.

New structural beams were added to the cupola.

New redwood details replaced the damaged detail woodwork along the top.

A crew member inspects the new redwood.

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Structural rot was hidden by caulking and uncovered by workers.
The old structure was showing its age.
Painting begins as repairs come to a close.

Structural rot was hidden by caulking and uncovered by workers.

The old structure was showing its age.

Painting begins as repairs come to a close.

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Several new mahogany handrails replaced damaged ones.
Fresh paint greatly improves the newly revived structure.
The cupola's architectural detail is recaptured with weeks of repair and reconstruction.

Several new mahogany handrails replaced damaged ones.

Fresh paint greatly improves the newly revived structure.

The cupola's architectural detail is recaptured with weeks of repair and reconstruction.

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The roof of the building's side porch had signs of water damage before work began.
Crews scraped paint and replaced rotting wood.
Woodworking details emerged as years of paint were removed.

The roof of the building's side porch had signs of water damage before work began.

Crews scraped paint and replaced rotting wood.

Woodworking details emerged as years of paint were removed.

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Delivery trucks were a common sight. Here, new HVAC equipment arrives.
Framework for the scaffolding around the building waits to be erected.
Parking was always an issue, as many WVU facilities workers visited Martin Hall throughout the summer.

Delivery trucks were a common sight. Here, new HVAC equipment arrives.

Framework for the scaffolding around the building waits to be erected.

Parking was always an issue, as many WVU facilities workers visited Martin Hall throughout the summer.

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Sometimes, dump trucks were parked in the most convenient spots - at the front door.
Packing boxes wait in the foyer outside the main office of Martin Hall before construction begins.
Everything was moved out of the dean's suite and main office before work started to renovate the space.

Sometimes, dump trucks were parked in the most convenient spots - at the front door.

Packing boxes wait in the foyer outside the main office of Martin Hall before construction begins.

Everything was moved out of the dean's suite and main office before work started to renovate the space.

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Part of the ceiling was raised and old, dated cabinetry was removed from the main office.
New paint and cabinets begin to go up in the main office.
Workers and trucks haul away old furniture, drywall and other construction debris.

Part of the ceiling was raised and old, dated cabinetry was removed from the main office.

New paint and cabinets begin to go up in the main office.

Workers and trucks haul away old furniture, drywall and other construction debris.

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The main floor of Martin Hall has looked the same for nearly 30 years.
Updates began on the main floor as the old lights and ceiling tiles were removed.
A new ceiling, reminiscent of stamped aluminum, is installed on the first floor.

The main floor of Martin Hall has looked the same for nearly 30 years.

Updates began on the main floor as the old lights and ceiling tiles were removed.

A new ceiling, reminiscent of stamped aluminum, is installed on the first floor.

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Brown trim and paint made the stairwells seem dark.
A fresh coat of ivory paint, new stair treads and new lights brighten the space.
New cherry doors, like the one on the IMC suite, replace the old doors throughout the building.

Brown trim and paint made the stairwells seem dark.

A fresh coat of ivory paint, new stair treads and new lights brighten the space.

New cherry doors, like the one on the IMC suite, replace the old doors throughout the building.