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Fancy Virtual Tour of Fancy IM Building Renovations

A virtual tour of the Phase I renovation of the IM Building has been released, and from what it looks like, the project is going to be very successful. Located at the intersection of Curtin Road and University Drive, the $26.1 million partial renovation has become a mission to meet student demand for fitness facilities.


The time-lapse creates an accurate image of what is to come for students in the near future. The project began February 4 and is said to be complete around May of next year.

So what exactly is being changed up? Quite frankly, basically everything. The new two-level fitness center seems to look very similar to the structure of Rec Building located along Atherton Street across from the golf course, except this center won’t be a twenty-minute hike or annoying bus ride for freshman living in East.

The expansion is approximately 48,000-square-feet, including many fine new details. The entrance to the lobby will have a reception desk, equipment checkout, multipurpose rooms, and a comfy lounge. Sounds fancy, right?

Following the design of the White Building and Rec Hall, the new and improved IM Building will be an eco-friendly one. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified, the building will include features such as natural and Light Emitting Diode lighting, water bottle filling stations, and natural ventilation.

If the new renovations and upgrades to the IM Building aren’t enough to get you motivated to head to the gym and work on your fitness, I don’t know what will. Also, this is only Phase I of the renovation, so be prepared for more cool and intriguing time-lapse vids to come.

Are you excited for the newly renovated IM building to open? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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Amanda McLaughlin

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