Construction on UL's new student union making major headway

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At almost 200,000 square feet, the new union is expected to be the hub of the university

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:20am

With square-footage of almost 200,000 construction of UL's new student union is well underway, and making extreme progress.  This $40 million project takes up most of McKinley Street, and students are excited about the finished product.

"The old building was just kind of plain and bland so with the detail and the texture and stuff, and like all the arches and stuff I like it," says Angelle Ferguson, student at UL.

"It's going to be, it should be, the hub and the heartbeat of the campus from what I can see.  You've got all the cafeteria, the dining area, all the office area, the bookstore, you also have the ballroom and the theater so you're going to have a little bit of everything.  That's going to affect the lives of everyone around it," says Jack Craft, project superintendent with The Lemoine Company.

The new student union is expected to be finished and in full swing by late this year.

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