Anyone who has driven on Route 18 over the past two decades has been able to watch the evolution of the New Brunswick skyline.
It’s tough to miss what will be the latest addition: Rutgers University’s new honors college.
As one of the main pieces of the school’s $330 million College Avenue redevelopment project, its progress has been fast and highly visible in recent months, as the steel frame of the U-shaped building rises over the tree line between the highway and the city.
The 500-bed residential honors college is slated to be complete in time for the fall 2015 semester. New Brunswick Development Corp., the nonprofit developer that’s spearheading the College Avenue project, recently posted this time lapse video of construction.
Devco and Rutgers broke ground last fall on the sweeping redevelopment plan, which aims to transform the university’s historic College Avenue campus. Aside from the honors college, the project calls for building the first academic building on the campus in nearly 50 years, housing for 1,300 students and a 30,000-square-foot outdoor plaza.
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