Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Universiade 2007 Update: Renovations

I posted this photo 3 weeks ago during the lead-up to the games. This was the state of affairs of the weight-room. About 10 days after this photo was taken, they actually got down to the real work of getting things in shape.

Weight room, July 15, 2007

And here are the final results as of today:

Weight room, August 8, 2007

It's good to see that they got the place completed in time. Once the games finish, I will be able to use the new equipment in an air-conditioned room. That will be a nice change after working out in the sweltering pit it was before.

What steams me about this, is that it is just about the only place on the entire campus to work out, with the exception of a tiny room in a building near the nursing faculty. They closed the location pictured above 6 months ago, yet they didn't do the bulk of the work until 2 weeks ago.

However, in the spirit of trying to look on the positive side and having worked in the construction industry years ago, there are always logistical issues that aren't readily apparent.

Anyway, something to look forward to once the games wrap up.

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