Medical School Near Completion After Four Years
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12-A Oct. 9,1975 THE SHREVEPORT TIMES Chairs Waiting for Rooms . . . stacked in empty space A New Building in Shreveport . . front of the medical school Dr. Alvin C. Harper . . . inspects huge ductwork Medical School Near Completion After Four Years By Elaine King Times Medical Writer From a narrow tract of land sandwiched between a hospital and nursing school has risen the mammoth Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, which is nearing completion now, four years and one month after groundbreaking. Furniture is stacked in some rooms, waiting to be positioned throughout the sprawling five-building, 550,000-square-ft. complex. Workmen with drills, paint and ladders are working to finish up the last of the brown brick buildings' interiors so that medical students, faculty and administration workers can move into the building from their various temporary medical school sites in the city. Because of the enormity of the project — the largest structure in the entire Louisiana State University system — the completion date has been moved back several times. If the medical school moves into the new building during November as Dr. Alvin C. Harper of Baton Rouge, LSU's vice president of administration and facility planning predicts, it will be about 14 months later than the original occupancy target date. Registration for the 96-member freshman class has been set for 10 a.m. Friday in the student union at the school's Linwood complex. Because of the construction delays that postponed occupancy this fall, freshman registration was moved back from its original September date. Dr. Harper and other officials from the LSU system, medical school and representatives of the work forces that built the school were on hand yesterday for a press tour of the building prior to the Oct. 28 opening ceremonies at 2 p.m. Gov. Edwin Edwards is scheduled to deliver the dedicatory address and cut the ribbon, symbolizing offical opening of the schooL The school represents a total project budget of $30.8 million — $24 million for the building, $1.1 million for X-ray equipment and $3.6 million for movable fixtures, Dr. Harper said. Financing for the project included a $20,288 million federal grant with revenue from state bonds completing the amount, according to Dr. Harper. Within the five buildings are 1,000 assignable rooms, including offices. The buildings are connected into a single complex and join Confederate Memorial Medical Center on nine floors and on the other side has a connecting walkway with the Northwest School of Nursing. If Contaminated . . . Times Photos by Billy Upshaw and Ken Aclin Architect Murff O'Neal . . . shows rotating windows Medical Students Waiting 10 Floors High . . . to use entrance soon . . . view from the top Dr. Harper by Incinerator . . . meets pollution guides
|Title||Medical School Near Completion After Four Years|
King, Elaine T.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
Harper, Alvin C.
|Notes||photo of Alvin C. Harper and Murff O'Neal.|
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|Source||Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport Medical Library (http://lib.sh.lsuhsc.edu)|
|Coverage-Spatial||Shreveport (Caddo, La.)|
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