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Monday, June 27, 2016: Completing the basement walls and floor

As the basement floor and walls are completed, preparations begin for pouring the ground-level floor of the Hagfors Center. See the images at the bottom of this post for views of the basement walls and floor on the construction site in the last week of June.


  • Basement floor completion. Concrete pours for the basement floor continue, and the remainder of basement floor is expected to be poured this week.
  • Ongoing earth work. Soil hauling on the construction site continues as crews backfill dirt along the exterior of the basement walls. Because crews are using soil available on the construction site, a minimal amount will need to be imported to the site for this work.
  • Preparations for construction on the ground floor. This week, crews will begin to assemble the forms for the concrete pours of the basement ceiling/ground-level floor. The concrete pours for the ground-level floor are expected to start after the Fourth of July holiday.
  • Construction site tree removal. The construction site plans approved by the City of Minneapolis include the removal of four trees along South 6th Street as well as the street trees on the west side of 21st Avenue South between South 6th and South 8th streets. These trees are scheduled for removal in the next month, after the utility poles are removed by Xcel Energy. The four trees on South 6th Street will be replaced in the summer of 2017 with seven 3-inch oaks, providing tighter spacing and a denser canopy on the north side of the Hagfors Center. The street trees along 21st Avenue South will also be replaced in the summer of 2017, with nine new trees–two species in an alternating pattern–along that street.


The utility project along 21st Avenue South continues, as Xcel Energy reroutes electrical service for the Hagfors Center. City of Minneapolis sidewalk closures and parking restrictions may continue on 21st Avenue South west of Oren Gateway Center as a result.

Fourth of July holiday

Augsburg College and the Hagfors Center construction crew will observe the Independence Day holiday on Monday, July 4. No construction activity will take place on the holiday. The weekly update that week will go out on Tuesday, July 5.

View of basement walls and floor as of June 24, 2016

Crew members work atop basement walls - June 2016
Basement walls
View of Hagfors Center basement construction - June 2016
Basement floor