June 09, 2012

WPI Sports facility

Estimated cost=53.2 million

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) President Dennis Berkey and members of the WPI Board of Trustees, along with the Moonraker 2.0 robot, broke ground today for a 145,000-square-foot sports and recreation center. Moonraker 2.0, the student-designed robot that won a $500,000 prize from NASA for its ability to excavate moon dust last year, used its remarkable digging capabilities to kick-off construction of the new center, which will be built into the hillside at the west end of the WPI Quadrangle and is designed to meet LEED certification standards. The facility is scheduled to open in August 2012.

1 comment:

Jahn said...

You know, I've driving by there looking at the 300 ft of sidewalk that is closed and thinking to myself that if this, for example, was a builder throwing up a subdivision they'd be hit with police details for such a side walk closure. A 6-7 ft wide sidewalk along one of the busiest arteries in the city is closed for 1/2 a city block and CC's dont say anything and what of the kiddies walking to & from school along this sidewalk....they gotta cross Park Ave 4x a daily????

And BTW that sidewalk appears to me to be along WPI's rear property lot line and it is along a state highway.......therefore WPI aint responsible for clearing snow from it either....consistent w/the MeadowBrookers who backed up along Rte 122 a.k.a Pleasant St.........or maybe the law only applies to residences ????

Anyone been reading of late about the next bubbble to burst and then taking a gander at what WPI is up to?