Franklin Hall Watch

Apr 12, 2016

Beckley TV studio set blends history, technology

Media School alumni, students are building the new Franklin Hall studio set.

Feb 5, 2016

Skylight brightens heart of Franklin Hall

The renovation of Franklin Hall is more than 80 percent complete and is on target for a summer move-in.

Oct 21, 2015

Workers install Franklin skylight glass

Twenty glass panes weighing 9 tons crown the roof of the commons.

Sep 25, 2015

Skylight structure takes shape

A crane lowered several steel beams that will support the roof of the commons area in Franklin Hall.

Aug 23, 2015

Work resumes in Franklin Hall

Renovation is still on track for substantial completion in June.

Jul 27, 2015

Asbestos find delays construction

Work will resume after further testing and clean-up.

Jun 15, 2015

Pyle sculpture perfected

Conservator Giorgio Gikas has corrected a typo on the sleeve of the bronze Ernie Pyle sculpture outside Franklin Hall.

Apr 27, 2015

Franklin Hall buzzing with construction

Dozens of workers are busy on every floor of Franklin Hall, updating the infrastructure and framing the walls for future offices and classrooms.

Mar 3, 2015

Master plan lays out tasks ahead

A detailed plan of the renovation work at Franklin Hall indicates visible changes starting at the end of the semester.

Dec 29, 2014

Demolition begins in Franklin Hall

Weddle Brothers Construction has begun asbestos removal, the first step in the interior renovation process.