Alter Hall stairs on Liacouras Walk being replaced before start of fall semester

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Media Contact: Christopher A. Vito, 215-204-4115, cvito@temple.edu

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The Fox School of Business is replacing the stairs leading to Alter Hall from Liacouras Walk to improve safety at the building’s main entrance.

The concrete steps on Liacouras Walk are being replaced with new granite stairs that will be less steep and will include an additional landing, which should greatly improve safety, especially at the change of classes.

A review of the steps was triggered by comments about their steepness. Also, observations were made at the change of classes that there was not enough space on the landing at the top of the stairs to accommodate a large number of students exiting the building at the same time. There are approximately 7,700 students, 200 faculty and 100 administrators, as well as many guests, in the Fox School of Business and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

The $400,000 to fund the project came from carry-over resources at the end of the previous academic year due to staff vacancies.

The project began May 21 and is expected to conclude in mid-August. During construction, the Speakman Hall entrance on the Liacouras Walk side of the building is open, and a security guard is present. The Alter Hall handicap ramp has been temporarily relocated to the northwest corner of Speakman Hall.

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