University renovates Starr Plaza over the summer to increase accessibility
The renovation of Starr Plaza to improve campus accessibility is complete, the Office of Finance and Administration announced in an email on Thursday. Workers raised the previously circular Starr Plaza to increase access to the Irving Presidential Enclave and Bernstein-Marcus Administrative Center.
The renovations removed the stairs leading up to the buildings and added seating areas and plants. A May 23 email called the initiative, which took place over two months, “an important visible step the university is taking to improve campus accessibility.”
In addition, the area around Fellows Garden and the Hassenfeld Conference Center has been repaired after a steam line break in August 2018 transformed the area into a construction site. The upgrade included the removal of one of the pathways in the Garden and substituting greenery, along with replacing the steps leading up to the Louis Brandeis statue with new ones.