THE GREAT WALL

Hutchins Hall resembles a castle, so a secret passageway isn't surprising. Here's a peek behind a false wall built to minimize the intrusiveness of construction.

A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS

Workers take in the breathtaking view from the top floor of the Robert B. Aikens Commons.

OUTSIDE IN

A worker crosses the first floor of the newly enclosed Robert B. Aikens Commons, past doors that will open into a hallway in Hutchins Hall.

VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

The new pedestrian bridge linking Hutchins Hall and the stacks is a great spot to watch construction on the new Robert B. Aikens Commons.

BIRD'S EYE

That bridge isn't a bad spot to shoot photos from, either.

IRON MAN

A worker helps secure the steel frame of the new Commons.

PIECE OF THE ROCK

A worker is framed by the stone entrance into the Robert S. Aikens Commons from the southwest corner of the Reading Room.

BUILDING EXCITEMENT

The space inside the Commons that will become the Law School's new café begins to take shape.

NEW COMMONS TAKES SHAPE  Construction of the new academic building and the Robert B. Aikens Commons continues at the Law School this winter, with faculty and students amazed at the speed of progress. Follow the Law School’s specially trained photographer as he documents the work.

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