Crews broke ground on Lindner Hall this week as work on the newest academic building planned for Elon University gets underway.
Lindner Hall, the future 30,000-square-foot centerpiece to the Academic Village, is scheduled to open in fall 2009. A formal groundbreaking is set for May 21, and in the meantime, progress on the facility can be viewed in real time on a web camera overlooking the Academic Village.
The link for the camera can be found under “Web cams/photo galleries” on the E-net home page.
Crews tore down part of a brick wall that surrounds the Academic Village on Wednesday. Its removal helps open space for a vehicle service entrance to the site.
The building will be the new administrative home of Elon College, the College of Arts and Science, and blueprints call for high-tech classrooms, a computer lab, faculty offices and space for student-faculty mentoring.
Environmental sustainability is a key component in both the construction and operation of the building. Seventy-five percent of construction waste will be recycled, much of the building will be made of steel and tile that contain recycled material, and photovoltaic solar power cells will help generate power on site, among other features.
Carl and Martha Lindner of Cincinnati, Ohio, made a $2.5 million gift to Elon in the hopes of inspiring others to support the university. Their son, Christopher, a business administration major, attends Elon.