Webcam Captures Views of Rising Residence Hall

Office of Communications | April 19, 2017
These side-by-side images, the left captured February 28 and the right captured April 18, show the progress of UMass Boston's residence hall.

These side-by-side images, the left captured February 28 and the right captured April 18, show the progress of UMass Boston's residence hall.

To capture the construction of the university’s first Residence Hall, crews have placed a webcam atop the Clark Athletic Center rink with a direct view of the site. The webcam captures still images of the site that are updated every several minutes, along with a time-lapse video of the progress being made.

Scheduled to open in fall 2018, the Residence Hall will provide 1,077 beds for first-year students, and common areas — including study spaces and a 23,000-square-foot dining hall — on the ground floor that can be used by the entire campus community.

Construction of the Residence Hall, located at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Street and University Drive West, began in earnest earlier this year after a December groundbreaking.

Foundation work at the site continues, with the last of the pile driving underway.  Upwards of nine levels of the twelve-story wing elevator shafts and stairwells have been constructed. Concrete installation will continue this spring on the three separate wings in the east and west buildings. 

The webcam was installed and funded by Capstone Development Partners, a national leader in public-private partnership student housing, who were brought on to develop the university’s first-ever residential housing. 

Visit the webcam page to watch the Residence Hall rise.

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