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Pierce Tower Demolition - temporary sidewalk closures

A portion of the sidewalk along University Avenue will close beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in relation to the demolition of Pierce Tower. The stretch of sidewalk along University will be closed on working days through Thursday, Nov. 7. In addition, a portion of sidewalk along 55th Street will also be closed to pedestrians from Thursday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The campus community can expect the following:

--The sections of the sidewalks will be closed Monday through Friday, beginning at 8 a.m.

--Signage will be in place to guide pedestrians to accessible routes during the closures.

--The sidewalks will be reopened to pedestrians each day at 4 p.m., and will be open on weekends.

For information, contact David Culcasi, project manager, at 773.255.6046, or, or John Barlow, assistant project manager, at 773.230.8451, or

Thank you for your patience throughout this project.

Click here for a map showing the location of work.